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. We have also won 51 TOBY® (Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards, presented by BOMA International and one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
As a company, we have taken various pledges and participate in local and national programs related to energy efficiency.
COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Parmenter is constantly seeking the best way to make our buildings sustainable and energy efficient. Some of our programs include: