Current Status Snapshot
Energy Consumption Down, Sustainability Performance Up, Significant Contributions to Our Communities
Across the main office buildings in our portfolio, our greenhouse gas emissions are 9% lower than the US office building average. (1)
Energy Star Certification
More than 60% of our total office portfolio square footage has achieved the prestigious Energy Star certification, ranking our buildings among the most energy efficient in the country.
22 Cousins buildings – 70% of our office portfolio – are LEED certified (more than three times than the US office building sector average of 19.4%). (2)
BOMA 360 Certification
14 buildings – comprising 47% of the total square footage of our office portfolio – have achieved the elite BOMA 360 certification (third-party assessment of six major areas of sustainability and energy best practices).
Our Gateway Village property in Charlotte developed an innovative groundwater reclamation system that has reduced our city water consumption by more than 3.4 million gallons each of the last three years.
Last year, through a combination of our private company foundation and the direct voluntary participation of our employees, we donated funds representing more than $1,500 per employee to local charities.
(1) US national office building average GHG emissions from US Department of Energy Buildings Energy Data Book.
(2) US national office building average LEED certification from National Green Building Adoption Index 2014.