of the properties in our portfolio have sustainable building certifications
With LEED certification
With BOMA Best Practices certification
FIBRA Prologis LEED-Certified Warehouses
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) established the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in 2000 to assess buildings against key sustainability standards, including energy conservation, indoor air quality, use of recycled and recyclable materials, support for reduced-carbon commuting options and long-term sustainability. LEED is the most widely used third-party verification standard for green buildings in the Americas. Public buildings, especially office buildings and educational and governmental facilities, are among the most frequent participants in the LEED certification program.
LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They are designed to use less water and energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in comparison to non-certified buildings. To obtain LEED certification, new buildings must be designed to minimize the environmental impacts of construction and operations. There are different rating systems and certification requirements according to the building type, use and age.
FIBRA Prologis has 21 LEED-certified facilities, through 5.8 million sf, this represents 16.6% of the portfolio.
BOMA BEST® is the acronym for Building Owners and Managers Association, Building Environmental Standards. This green building certification program launched by BOMA Canada in 2005 addresses an industry need for realistic standards for energy and environmental performance of existing buildings based on accurate, independently verified information. It is a voluntary benchmarking and certification program, designed by industry for industry; it provides owners and managers with a consistent framework for assessing the environmental performance and management of existing buildings of all sizes.
FIBRA Prologis has 18 BOMA Best-certified facilities, through 4.2 million sf, this represents 12.0% of the portfolio.
Lighting is a primary source of electricity consumption in distribution centers. FIBRA Prologis is focused on maximizing the energy efficiency of our buildings by installing LED lighting. We are reducing our carbon footprint, helping our customers save energy and collect additional revenue.
Installing white or reflective roofing materials, known as cool roofs, is a proven way to reduce customer energy consumption inside buildings located in certain climates. The white surface of a cool roof reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than a standard roof.
Cool roofs produce a range of benefits:
For example, at Prologis Park Pharr Bridge #7 in Reynosa, Mexico, a cool roof reduced internal temperatures by 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
The cool roofs are subject to tenant requirements and climate conditions.