View this email in your browser
Verdani Partners I A Year to Remember
2016 has been a year of tremendous growth and progress at Verdani Partners. We have added four members to our team and partnered with two more clients. Four team members received LEED AP accreditations and one became Verdani's first WELL AP, making our team 85% LEED Accredited Professionals. We published five annual sustainability reports and submitted seven Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarks (GRESB) surveys sharing the great progress our clients have made on their Environmental Social Governance programs. Once again, our clients proved themselves as industry leaders by ranking within the top ten organizations in their respective GRESB sectors. 

We are currently supporting five national and international portfolios encompassing 2,470 properties and over 300 Million square feet of diversified assets which equate to almost 80 billion in combined asset value! In addition to our client work, we are developing educational webinars for industry best practices and a Sustainable Real Estate book to use in universities across the country among other projects. As we close out 2016, we are more energized than ever to continue our goal to have a positive impact in the world by creating more efficient, sustainable and healthy buildings in a scalable and economic way!
Verdani Client's GRESB Rankings
Our team is very proud of CommonWealth Partners, Clarion Partners, Parkway Properties, Colony Capital, and Jamestown for their achievements this year. Five of our clients' funds ranked within the top five of their respective sectors, two within the top ten, and five received GRESB’s “Green Star” for their industry leadership. Despite increasing participation and competition, our clients have continued to improve their scores and ranking. Verdani is proud to partner with these organizations on an long term basis to work together toward increasing investor value, tenant demand, and operational savings while creating more efficient and healthier places to live and work. See Verdani's Press Release Here!
Five Published Annual Sustainability Reports
Verdani Partners is very proud to have worked on five Annual Corporate Sustainability Reports in 2016 for Parkway Properties, Jamestown, CommonWealth Partners, Clarion Partners, and Colony Capital. Please click on the links above to read about all the great work that our clients are doing! 
Verdani Partners to Speak at Greenbuild
G11: Integrating Sustainability into Acquisitions Due Diligence

Friday, October 7 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Verdani Partners developed sustainability criteria and due diligence procedures to be used as a resource to evaluate potential environmental performance of new investments during property condition assessments (PCA). New investments are evaluated in order to identify both risks and opportunities that may impact investment returns. In this session,Verdani will provide an overview, Clarion Partners will discuss their experience of including sustainability criteria in due diligence processes, and DOE will provide insight into the Asset Score's development and use. 
G07: Engaging Stakeholders on Efficiency in Los Angeles

Friday, October 7 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

The City of Los Angeles set ambitious water and energy efficiency goals in its first-ever Sustainable City pLAn, calling for an aggressive reduction in city-wide energy and water use. To attain these goals, the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with the City Energy Project, embarked on a public and inclusive stakeholder engagement process to determine what achievable actions can be taken to improve energy and water efficiency. This panel will provide an in-depth view of the successful stakeholder engagement process in Los Angeles and best practices from this approach. 
Verdani Co-Hosting the Best Party at Greenbuild!
Belasco Theater, Thursday, October 6, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Save the Date! Verdani is co-sponsoring the best party at Greenbuild! Look for members of the Verdani team to get tickets for the party and join us in celebrating the end of Greenbuild!

Send an e-mail to info@verdani.com if you need help connecting with members of our team at the conference. We would love to touch base and meet new people that are working toward a more sustainable world! 
LEED Registration Deadline and the Dynamic Plaque
The deadline to register LEED EBOM v. 2009 projects is on October, 31st 2016. If you are considering undergoing LEED certification via the traditional certification route, we recommend registering your project now under LEED EBOM v. 2009. We also recommend switching to the LEED Dynamic Plaque since it's a more streamlined and cost effective certification path. For more information about the deadline and to learn the difference between standard Certification and LEED Dynamic Plaque, read our latest blog post and click on Verdani' s informative video! Also read our 2015 blog post for a detailed cost comparison of the different recertification options. 
Educational Webinars including LEED Green Associate Training
Verdani Partners developed a series of real estate-focused educational webinars to provide our clients’ property teams and tenants with best practices on Sustainable Sites, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials and Resources, Energy Efficiency, Tenant Engagement, Water Efficiency, Environmental Social Governance, Budgeting and many additional topics. The webinars will be available at our site by the end of the year.

Verdani Partners has released an exclusive web series in order to help you get your LEED Green Associate credential! For $99.99, you’ll receive a five hour course broken into 13 sections. The package includes videos, podcasts and a 100 question mock up exam. We have had a 100% pass rate thus far, and we are confident it will prepare you to pass too!
Click here to sign up and purchase your course!
Verdani Partners' First WELL AP
Congratulations to Kelly Hagarty for becoming Verdani' s first WELL Accredited Professional! As of May of 2016 there were only about 119 WELL Accredited professionals in the industry! The WELL AP is a new credential that demonstrates an advanced knowledge of the WELL Building Standard and health and wellness. WELL is the first building standard to focus solely on human health and wellness and human’s interactions with the built environment. 
Our Growing Team
Giving Back I Green Apple Day of Service
Verdani offers 8 hours of paid time off per employee per year to give back to our communities. Green Apple Day of Service is a great opportunity for individuals and local organizations to help schools through local service events. This year's Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept. 24. Verdani Partners' Shubha Mohunta volunteered at Encinitas Farm Lab School to make upgrades to the campus' landscape building outdoor spaces including an environmental mural. 
Top Verdani Blog Posts & Industry News
Learn More 
How Can We Help You?
Learn more about Verdani Partners on our website! View case studies, see our services list, or contact us at info@verdani.com with any questions you may have. We would love to meet you!
Copyright © 2016 Verdani Partners, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
info@verdani.com

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list