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WASHINGTON (December 11, 2014) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a worldwide alliance of leading real estate owners, investors and financial institutions committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry, has announced the addition of Agilis Energy as its newest innovation partner.
Agilis Energy is an energy data analytics company that uses its patented and non-invasive software technology to help commercial building owners and facility managers reduce their energy use, save money and reduce their environmental impact. “At Agilis, we are able to show how building energy use can be materially reduced with no degradation in comfort or functionality and without investment. This low cost approach is highly motivating for customers and allows them to achieve both economic and sustainability goals,” said Joseph Hirl, chief executive officer and chief technology officer at Agilis Energy. “Agilis is pleased to join a group of leading organizations focused on achieving the highest levels of building performance and environmental stewardship.”
Agilis Energy will work with Greenprint members to pilot their innovative approach to building energy management. They will be applying their technology and expertise to 15 Greenprint member properties to determine where there are opportunities to find energy and cost savings. Where possible, results will be communicated publically through case studies. Agilis Energy joins other Greenprint innovation partners as part of the center’s Innovation Roundtable, a group that promotes increased awareness of innovative technologies and best operating practices to reduce energy and carbon emissions. In addition to Agilis Energy, the center’s innovation partners include Abundant Power; Arup; Deutsche Bank; and Lutron.
Greenprint members are Aetos Capital; AvalonBay; Beacon Capital Partners; Berkshire Communities; BlackRock; Blackstone Group; CalPERS; Commonwealth Partners; Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management; DowntownDC Business Improvement District; Equity Office Properties; First Washington Realty; GE Capital Real Estate; GI Partners; General Investment and Development Advisors, Inc.; GLL Real Estate Partners; Granite Properties; Hines; Invesco; Jamestown Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle; LaSalle Investment Management; Miller Capital Advisory, Inc.; Paramount Group; Parkway Properties; Prologis; Prudential Real Estate Investors; Rudin Management Company, Inc.; Silverstein Properties; Sonae Sierra; Starwood; TIAA-CREF; and Tishman Speyer.
The ULI Greenprint Center’s mission is to lead the global real estate industry toward improved environmental performance, focusing on energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Greenprint is a member-driven organization that achieves its goals through measurement, action and education.
Greenprint’s flagship product is the Greenprint Performance Report™. The international scope and size of the report makes it one of the real estate industry’s largest, most transparent and comprehensive environmental benchmarks. The report is a consolidated view of participating properties, detailing their energy, water and waste performance by geography and asset class. For additional information, visit www.uli.org/greenprint.
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 32,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.