Sustainability: More Than Just a Buzzword
KG Investment Properties recognizes that efficiency is crucial to creating and managing spaces that meet the needs of future generations — while also serving the world we live in today. We look at more than the immediate benefits of projects, emphasizing careful planning and a long-term view to ensure that both people and our planet can continue to prosper.
We all work and play in this incredible West Coast environment. At KG, we want our projects to help maintain — and even enhance — that quality of life.
That’s why we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding today’s standards in green development. Our major developments all include at least one LEED Certified Professional in both the design and construction disciplines, and every new project we undertake is designed to meet LEED New Construction or LEED Core/Shell requirements. We also encourage all of our tenants to pursue LEED Tenant Improvement certifications and assist us in our sustainability goals.
Because our new projects to date have been on “brownfield” sites, they require significant remediation to comply with current health and safety standards — challenges that we are ready and willing to meet. These sites utilize existing utilities, transit, roads, infrastructure and impervious areas to help revitalize the urban core and promote the retention of open and green space.
Our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility extends to the properties we manage as well, but it isn’t solely about being green. While energy-efficient buildings are good for the environment, they have a positive impact on the bottom line, too.
The conservation practices we implement in day-to-day building functions create financial savings and mitigate the risk of rising energy costs. Here are just a few of the services we can provide:
• Interior and exterior lighting retrofits
• Upgrades for outdated HVAC equipment
• Conservation programs
• Recycling programs
• Waste management
• Transportation initiatives
Many of our properties have earned Energy Star awards, some through the use of Energy Star Benchmarking, which tracks the energy usage of the entire property.
All of these efforts help KG and our partners maximize efficiency, which, in turn, maximizes asset value for our clients.