Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. , the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations with over 1,000 tenants, continues to receive broad recognition for its pioneering leadership across its environmental, social and governance (ESG) platform, including multiple noteworthy achievements in the 2022 GRESB Real Estate Assessment — the leading global ESG benchmark for the real estate industry. For the benefit of its tenants, employees, clusters and the world at large, Alexandria remains focused on driving high-performance building design and operations to reduce carbon emissions, mitigating climate-related risk in its real estate portfolio and investing in and providing essential infrastructure for sustainable agrifoodtech companies. Alexandria also continues to catalyze the health and vitality of its local communities and drive tangible change through its eight social responsibility pillars, which include disease and other threats to human health, opioid addiction and the mental health and suicide crisis, to address some of today’s most urgent and prevalent societal challenges.
“As a one-of-a-kind mission-driven company committed to making a positive and lasting impact on the world, ESG is core to our DNA,” said Dean A. Shigenaga, president and chief financial officer of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. “Our longstanding ESG dedication and leadership, reflected in our 2022 GRESB results, represent our team’s long-term strategic approach to advancing our comprehensive ESG initiatives. We strive to make continuous improvements to our ESG platform and partner with our tenants to help them realize their ESG goals and priorities.”
Alexandria Earns Multiple Noteworthy Achievements in the 2022 GRESB Real Estate Assessment
Alexandria was recognized by GRESB as a Regional and Global Sector Leader in the Science & Technology sector for outstanding ESG integration in its value-creation development projects. The company also achieved the #2 ranking in the Diversified Listed sector for its mission-critical operating assets and, for the fifth consecutive year, was awarded an “A” disclosure score for its transparency around ESG practices and reporting. With these latest GRESB honors, Alexandria has earned “Green Star” recognitions in the operating asset benchmark for the sixth consecutive year and in the development benchmark for the third consecutive year since the latter category’s 2020 launch.
“GRESB Sector Leaders are the top-performing organizations leading the way to a net-zero future and pulling the industry forward,” said Sebastien Roussotte, chief executive officer of GRESB. “We applaud this year’s Sector Leaders for their commitment, leadership and dedication to ESG and sustainability.”
Notable efforts and accomplishments that contributed to Alexandria’s 2022 GRESB results include:
Alexandria Named a 2022 Mass Save® Climate Leader for Its Greater Boston Cluster
Alexandria has been recognized as a Climate Leader by the Sponsors of Mass Save, a collaborative of energy utilities and energy efficiency service providers in Massachusetts. Alexandria — the only real estate company to be selected in the inaugural cohort of honorees — leveraged the incentives, support and rebates offered by Mass Save to make impactful investments in energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. Utilizing these programs in its Greater Boston market, Alexandria has implemented over 65 energy conservation projects, such as efficient HVAC system and lighting upgrades across more than 40 buildings over the last 10 years, resulting in estimated recurring annual energy savings of over 5 million kWh.
“The 2022 Climate Leaders understand what it takes to fight back against the climate crisis, demonstrating the strides we can take towards a more sustainable future with a strong operational commitment to energy efficiency,” said Tilak Subrahmanian, vice president of energy efficiency and electric mobility at Eversource, one of the Sponsors of Mass Save. “These companies are proving that environmentally conscious businesses are the model for success moving forward, and we look forward to continued collaboration with all our partners to help achieve the commonwealth’s net-zero goals.”
To learn more about Alexandria’s industry-leading ESG program, see its 2021 ESG Report, which is available on the ESG page of the company’s website.
About Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., an S&P 500® REIT, is the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, with a total market capitalization of $33.7 billion and an asset base in North America of 74.1 million square feet as of June 30, 2022. The asset base in North America includes 41.1 million RSF of operating properties and 5.9 million RSF of Class A properties undergoing construction, 9.9 million RSF of near-term and intermediate-term development and redevelopment projects and 17.2 million SF of future development projects. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science, agtech and technology campuses that provide our over 1,000 tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity and success. Alexandria also provides strategic capital to transformative life science, agtech and technology companies through our venture capital platform. We believe our unique business model and diligent underwriting ensure a high-quality and diverse tenant base that results in higher occupancy levels, longer lease terms, higher rental income, higher returns and greater long-term asset value. For additional information on Alexandria, please visit www.are.com.
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