Parmenter is committed to corporate responsibility and sustainability, and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the impact our buildings have on the environment. We incorporate holistic management principles to the operation of our buildings, which have led to better investments, better assets, and to the rapid growth and success of our company.
Our entrepreneurial spirit fosters an environment where our employees can take initiatives that benefit our company and the community. Parmenter has a dedicated team who is focused on sustainability efforts at our buildings. In addition, we have ongoing training programs to educate and raise environmental awareness among our employees and the tenants we serve.
Our focus is on the triple bottom line: to create a balance between reducing the impact our buildings have on the environment, social responsibility, and increasing value for our investors. Many of the buildings in our portfolio are either LEED™ certified or in the process of earning LEED certification, and we aim to reach an ENERGY STAR® rating of at least 75 at each of our buildings, with an overall portfolio average of 80 or higher. In addition, our buildings pursue certification in the BOMA 360® Performance Program, and in 2014, we were among the Top 6 most successful companies in this area. Since that time we have completed BOMA 360® designations.
As a company, we have taken various pledges and participate in local and national programs related to energy efficiency.