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Current Trends in Sustainability The Tower Companies. Eugenia Gregorio Director of Corporate Responsibility June 4, 2014. Company Overview. Family-Owned, Privately-Held Real Estate Development Firm Local – Washington DC Metropolitan Area 100+ Employees w/ HQ in Rockville

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Current trends in sustainability the tower companies

Current Trends in SustainabilityThe Tower Companies

Eugenia Gregorio

Director of Corporate Responsibility

June 4, 2014


Company overview
Company Overview

  • Family-Owned, Privately-Held Real Estate Development Firm

  • Local – Washington DC Metropolitan Area

  • 100+ Employees w/ HQ in Rockville

  • Develops, Owns & Manages Properties

  • Over 5 million SF office buildings, 1,400 residential campus, retail shopping centers

  • Leader in Green Building Industry


Company vision
Company Vision

Our vision is a world where buildings inspire and are instrumental in the success of their occupants, and where people seek out and prefer those buildings that create positive social change by helping to sustain the environment; better their health and well-being; and connect them to thriving communities.



Sustainability leadership
Sustainability Leadership

U.S. Buildings account for 40% of energy usage and GHG emissions.

“Green” entered the corporate vocabulary 15 years ago.

Use LEED EBOM & Energy Star as major tools for building operations

Triple Bottom Line Approach


Tower green building initiatives
Tower Green Building Initiatives

  • LEED Certifications

    • 90% of Portfolio

    • 4 out of 13 projects certified are LEED Platinum

    • Use of Different Rating Systems

  • EPA Energy Star Certifications

    • 70% of Portfolio

    • Tower Recognized as an “Energy Star Leader”

    • Average Portfolio Rating = 82


Tower sustainability initiatives
Tower Sustainability Initiatives

  • 20% of Tower Employees are a LEED APs or Green Associates

  • GHG Inventory Reporting

  • Offset 100% with Renewable Energy Credits & Carbon Credits

  • Electric Vehicle Car Charging Stations

  • Client Engagement

  • Real Time Energy Management: 14% Reduction in 2 years

  • Green Lease for Renovation Projects (Tenants/Common)

    (Green Lease Leaders Award)

  • Assist Clients with LEED


  • 2014 15 focus areas
    2014-15 Focus Areas

    Energy Management

    Rebates and Incentives

    Renewable Energy Projects

    Water Management

    Client Engagement& Green Teams

    CSR Annual Reporting


    What s in the future
    What’s in the Future?

    Continue to find Innovative Technologies

    Staff Education and Training is on-going

    Sustainability education & support for occupants

    Outreach, communications and reporting


    Thank you!

    Eugenia GregorioThe Tower CompaniesDirector of Corporate Responsibility2000 Tower Oaks Blvd. 9th FloorRockville MD [email protected]


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