Improving the sustainability performance of commercial buildings such as shopping centers requires collaboration between landlords and tenants. As a building owner working to advance sustainability within its portfolio of properties, Kimco is focused on creating resources to help our tenants improve their performance.
Together with the U.S. EPA's Energy Star® program, Kimco created a Tenant Sustainability Tip Sheet that is tailored to retail operators. The tips are separated into 4 categories - Energy, Waste, Water and a special section dedicated to Food Service. The recommendations feature low or no-cost measures that are feasible for most tenants, regardless of budget. Also included are helpful links to external resources and tools - such as Energy Star's Portfolio Manager® software - that we believe may be useful to retailers.
For more on our partnership with Energy Star, and the development of this tip sheet, read our blog post.