We’ve gone in-depth in the past on how we are working to reduce energy usage across our 537 shopping centers. Much of the recent headway in achieving our goals is the result of launching our Illumi-Nation program last year. This year, we entered the second phase of the program, spending over $6 million to upgrade to high-performance LED lighting at 62 of our Tier 1 properties.… Read More
2015 was a busy year for us here at Kimco, and our blog was no exception. With 2016 in full swing, let’s take one last look at some of our best blog moments from the past year.
Any way you measure it, Kimco’s energy savings efforts have achieved significant results in a short period of time. Since officially launching our corporate responsibility program in 2011, we have reduced same-site energy consumption within the company’s operational control by 15 percent.… Read More
In October of last year, Kimco announced the Illumi-Nation program, our biggest sustainability program to date and the latest rollout under our Best-in-Class umbrella. Through Illumi-Nation, we had committed $9 million in 2015 to upgrade the lighting in 100 of our Tier 1 properties by year end, and the program will carry us through 2019.… Read More
This month’s cover story of the industry trade publication Commercial Property Executive focused on all things sustainable in commercial real estate. I joined a roundtable of other prominent players for the feature: Helen Gurfel, executive director, ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance; Nick Stolatis, senior director, global sustainability and enterprise initiatives, TIAA-CREF Global Real Estate; Gary Holtzer, global sustainability officer, Hines; Billy Grayson, director of sustainability, Liberty Property Trust; and David Pogue, global director of corporate responsibility, CBRE Group Inc.… Read More
The Ardmore Farmer’s Market has been a hallmark of Suburban Square for years. It houses 16 local purveyors, ranging from florists, to bakers, to Philadelphia’s well-known Di Bruno Bros. And, while it draws a lot of foot traffic to the property, customers and the many restaurants in Suburban Square produce (literally) tons of trash.… Read More