Environmental

Our environmental sustainability strategy is aligned with our overall business strategy and built on three key components:

Development

Achieve green building certifications, such as LEED, and implement sustainable development best practices in order to help foster long-term asset and company marketability, while minimizing negative environmental impacts.

Operations

Improve the sustainability performance of our operating portfolio by pursuing initiatives that drive tangible environmental and economic benefits. Examples of current initiatives include LED lighting, roof-top solar photovoltaic, smart irrigation, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Stakeholder Engagement

Engage with our key stakeholders to drive sustainability and business performance through innovative tenant and community engagement programs, and transparent disclosure of performance through formal sustainability reporting.

Energy

Reduce same-store energy consumption an average of 2% per year to achieve a cumulative reduction of 20% by 2021.*

Short-Term (Annual) Energy Usage Change
Long-Term (Cumulative) Energy Change

Emissions

Reduce same-store greenhouse gas emissions an average of 2% per year to achieve a cumulative reduction of 20% by 2021.*

Short-Term (Annual) GHG Emissions Change
Long-Term (Cumulative) GHG Emissions Change

Water

Reduce same-store water use an average of 1% per year to achieve a cumulative reduction of 10% by 2021.*

Short-Term (Annual) Water Usage Change
Long-Term (Cumulative) Water Usage Change

Waste

Increase same-store waste diversion an average of 1% per year to achieve a cumulative reduction of 10% by 2025.*

Short-Term (Annual) Waste Diversion Change
Long-Term (Cumulative) Waste Diversion Change
*Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water, and Waste goals are limited to areas where the company has "operational control," which is defined as operations for which the company has the full authority to introduce and implement its policies and practices.

LEED Certification and Green Bond

Goal

Develop at least $250MM in LEED certified projects by 2017.

Progress 

We have completed 16 LEED certified developments since 2009 and currently have two additional in-process projects pursuing LEED certification. In 2014, Regency was the first U.S. REIT, and second U.S. corporation, to issue a Green Bond. Net proceeds of the $250 million issuance were used to fund the acquisition, construction, development or redevelopment of LEED-certified projects. Download our most current Green Bond Report.

Persimmon Place

LEED Gold Certified


Village at La Floresta

LEED Silver Certified


Musicians on the Plaza

LEED Silver Certified


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