Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2018
HELPING ADOBE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND
With support from our teams at Cushman & Wakefield, Adobe became one of the earliest adopters of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) rating system over a decade ago. In 2018, we continued to partner with Adobe by
supporting the successful recertification of five EBOM buildings in three cities at LEED Platinum and Gold levels using the U.S. Green Building Council’s latest innovation in performance measurement, a tool known as Arc. In addition, our team at Adobe developed a multi-year roadmap of energy efficiency target proposals through 2025 that put Adobe on trajectory to achieve its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The
Arc is the U.S. Green Building Council’s new, state-of-the-art digital platform for measuring and tracking building performance. Arc allows buildings and spaces to compare performance metrics across the globe and connect them to green building strategies. LEED-certified buildings can use Arc to improve and benchmark with their peers.
Cushman & Wakefield team applied predictive analytics to forecast times of peak energy demand, and implemented optimization measures to reduce emissions as well as energy costs.
GREEN APPLE AWARD FOR GREEN BUILDING
Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability team was presented with an International Green Apple Award for
Environmental Best Practice in a ceremony at the UK Houses of Parliament in November 2018. The award recognizes our role in the development and delivery of the UK’s largest shopping center solar photovoltaic (PV) project at The Galleries Shopping Centre in Tyne and Wear, England, owned by M&G Real Estate. The 400-
kW system includes 1,317 individual PV panels, covering an area of 41,000 square feet on the shopping center’s roof. Generating around 315,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity – enough to power 68 UK households for a year – the project saves around 165 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Our teams delivered the development work, financial modeling and project management. The project itself also won a Green Apple award.
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