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The Tower Companies

Energy Performance

Goal

20%

Reduction in Energy Intensity by 2020

Commitment

2.8

Million Square Feet

1.6

Million Square Feet in Multifamily


Progress

10%

Cumulative (vs Baseline)

3%

Annual (2013)

Data

View Details on Tower Companies' Progress to Date


Showcase Project

The Millennium Building
Washington, D.C.

Implementation model

The Tower Companies' Playbook
Leveraging Green Leases To Reduce Energy And Water Use

Background

Family owned for three generations since 1947, The Tower Companies has maintained a commitment to socially responsible development. Tower has been focused on smart growth and ecologically sensitive building practices for some time, developing innovative ideas and completely re-engineering how buildings are designed and constructed and operated.

The Tower Companies is committed to meeting the Better Buildings Challenge energy reduction target of at least 20% by 2020 over a 3.2 million square foot portfolio. Tower will continue to implement innovative strategies, tools and resources to achieve this reduction, building off efforts like the 2012 installation of a real-time energy management system, the attainment of LEED® EBOM certification, the addition of new efficient boilers, the installation of VFD’s and sub-meters, and yearly greenhouse gas inventory tracking. Tower will achieve yearly milestones, including a 5% reduction in office building energy use through strategies like developing “green teams,” and will pursue a 10% reduction in its residential portfolio through the installation of sub-meters and the introduction of the “Lifestyles Program” that influences the energy use habits of residents.

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