Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) announced it has been awarded LEED® Platinum status and the launch of its Green Arrow Energy Management Program.
“We are honored to be recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for our commitment to identifying and implementing the most effective energy management and sustainable business strategies for our Toledo corporate campus,” said George L. Chapman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Health Care REIT.
The design features of Health Care REIT’s corporate headquarters includes a green roof system, use of natural lighting, solar field, retention pond, thermal storage, FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) wood, automated building controls, real time energy metering, solar thermal panels and a comprehensive recycling program.
The fundamental elements of Green Arrow are the incorporation of sustainable business practices, renewable energy usage and sustainable development and construction initiatives among Health Care REIT’s clients and tenants.
“Energy management and sustainability are integral to Health Care REIT’s relationship investment strategy. The Green Arrow program demonstrates Health Care REIT’s unwavering commitment to deliver innovation to our clients by providing them with the knowledge and capabilities to achieve lower energy cost and sustainable facility operations. We believe that these efforts will result in lower occupancy costs – savings that positively affect their bottom line,” said John T. Thomas, Executive Vice President – Medical Facilities.
Written by John Yedinak