Ventas Environmental Policy: Good for the Planet. Good for Investors.
Across our portfolio, we are undertaking wide-scale, long-term environmental programs, local sustainability initiatives and pilots that meet our objectives of protecting the planet while lowering operating costs and improving the efficiency of our portfolio.
Reducing our Footprint1
Our focus is on taking a systematic approach to reduce the energy, water and landfill waste footprint of our diverse, high-quality property portfolio. We are on track to meet our 10-year targets to reduce our environmental impact from a 2013 baseline:
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
(1) The coverage for Ventas’ environmental targets is our owned real estate assets where we have access to utility data. We continually strive to increase our utility data coverage. As of 12/31/2016, our data coverage for each target is (as a percent of total owned square feet): Energy and GHG Emissions: 64%; Water: 55%; Landfill Waste: 43%. The progress against our targets is measured for a subset of this, which is the pool of assets owned from 2013 to present.
*As of 09/28/2018: 28 LEED certified; 2 completed developments pending final LEED certification; 7 developments / redevelopments under construction pursuing LEED certification