Improving efficiency is a key focus for SL Green. Through its aggressive program, SL Green capitalizes on education, awareness, and innovative technology to reduce energy, water, and waste consumption.
Commited to Reducing Energy Consumption
Committed to reducing energy consumption 15% by 2020
Through sound efficiency practices and investments
Cutting-edge technologies through lighting, mechanical, and operational efficiency
Preserving Finite Resources for a Sustainable Future
Committed to reducing water use 10% by 2020.
Reduced water consumption by 13 million gallons annually, totaling more than 17 Olympic size swimming pools, by replacing common-area restroom faucets with low-flow aerators
Specify ultra-low flow water fixtures for all new restrooms, utilizing LEED guidelines
Reducing Waste and Promoting Reuse
Committed to diverting 85% of office waste by 2020.
Currently recycle 79% of all portfolio office waste
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2016 Sustainability Report
2015 Sustainability Report
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2013 Sustainability Report
2013 Sustainability Summary
Press Releases / Articles
SL Green Partners in City Mentorship Program
SL Green Joins Mayor de Blasio's Carbon Challenge
485 Lexington Achieves LEED v4 Certification
SL Green Achieves LEED: 10 East 53rd
US EPA Names SL Green 2016 Energy Star Partner for Second Consecutive Year
SL Green, NHL Partner to ‘Recycle the Game’
SL Green Joins NYC Mayor's Zero Waste Challenge Across 2 Million Square Feet
US EPA Names SL Green Energy Star Partner of the Year