Sustainable Building Practices

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APF Properties is aggressively pursuing environmentally sustainable practices across its portfolio and can back up this commitment with the, following six accomplishments:

  1. Obtaining Energy Star certification for 100% of the buildings in its portfolio.
  2. Securing LEED Certification for Existing Buildings at 1601 Market Street – the first office building in Philadelphia to obtain this distinction.
  3. Subsequently 1601 Market Street’s LEED certification was increased to the Silver level in 2015. This was the second SILVER LEED status achieved for an APF Properties managed building.
  4. Attaining Gold LEED Certification for the Club Row Building at 28 West 44th Street in 2014 — one of only four Class B prewar buildings in Manhattan to achieve this distinguished level.
  5. Developing and operating two solar photovoltaic installations of over 1 Megawatts each at its suburban assets.
  6. Achieving as much as 30% energy savings at 1601 Market Street and 50% water usage savings at 286 Madison Avenue.

APF Properties has dedicated significant resources toward becoming a leader in solar and sustainable building practices among commercial real estate companies, and continues to be active in other market-leading green initiatives. Our rationale to aggressively pursue an environmentally sustainable strategy across the APF Portfolio is fourfold:

  • It creates a healthier and more attractive work environment for our tenants — thereby increasing their productivity.
  • It sends a message out to tenants that ownership is proactive and our properties are well maintained.
  • It reduces our energy and water consumption therefore lowering operating expenses — a benefit for tenant and investors.
  • It reduces our carbon and water footprint — contributing to a more competitively positioned U.S. and a better world.