This initiative will demonstrate the industrial firm’s strong sustainable performance across assets
CHICAGO, IL. (October 27, 2022) – Bridge Industrial (“Bridge”), a privately-owned, vertically integrated real estate operating company and investment manager, has furthered its dedication to sustainability by committing to pursue green building certifications for all future industrial developments.
Bridge will pursue LEED® Core & Shell certification for all buildings within its U.S. portfolio, while U.K.-based assets will seek certification under the BREEAM program. The firm chose these platforms based on their global recognition as leading standards for sustainable design and construction. The commitment to green building certifications signifies Bridge’s dedication to designing and building high-performance, sustainable properties, as assessed via each program’s requirements for location and transportation, site selection and management, water and energy efficiency, materials selection and waste disposition, indoor environmental quality and occupant well-being, and more.
For its U.S. assets, Bridge has engaged the green building consultancy firm BranchPattern to develop its prototype for the USGBC’s LEED Volume Program. The LEED Volume Program streamlines the certification process and maximizes the outcome of sustainable efforts by focusing on implementing uniformity across projects and procedures and by incorporating LEED prerequisites and credits into the delivery process. Bridge will utilize this prototype as a standardized approach to design and development nationwide.
In addition to consulting on the LEED Volume Program, BranchPattern will act as Bridge’s advisor across green building initiatives and portfolio-wide decarbonization efforts, including net zero energy studies and embodied carbon calculations.
“Bridge’s commitment to the measurement and validation of sustainable design, as demonstrated by our green building certification pledge, highlights our understanding of the importance of integrating sustainability into all stages of design and development,” said Francesca De Amicis, Vice President of Operations and Sustainability at Bridge. “We are determined to drive sustainable value in real estate, and we are eager for our tenants, investors, partners, and the communities in which we develop to join us in our dedication to sustainability.”
The firm’s holistic strategy for advancing sustainable operations — across all stages of design, development, and management for all assets — is described in the company’s published 2021 ESG Report.