Sustainability

Trefoil and Tremark are committed to promoting environmental responsibility throughout the portfolio. Our focus on sustainability is a key element of our strategy of providing high quality work environments through hands-on asset and property management services. We seek ways to prudently reduce consumption of energy, water, and other resources, to reduce waste, to recycle, and to use materials which are renewable or recyclable.

We regularly identify appropriate new green practices, adding to an extensive construction and operational methodology to ensure that we consistently, yet prudently, attain higher levels of environmental responsibility. We are ENERGY STAR® Partners and members of the the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Our membership in these organizations keeps us abreast of best practices.

Our program includes three areas of focus: outdoor site considerations, building structure and common area programs, and tenant suite programs.



Following are several categories that highlight our eco-friendly initiatives:

Leasing:
  • Offering tenants the ability to incorporate green requirements into their space, both to conform to their philosophy and enhance their corporate image;
  • Examining the legal aspects of “green” leases (those leases that allow landlords to share both the cost and savings of sustainability measures with tenants);
Construction:
  • The first LEED registered project in the portfolio was American Honda Financial Corporation (LEED Corporate Interiors Gold certification);
  • Recycling of construction waste;
  • Use of non-toxic, recycled building materials;
  • Use of native landscaping plant materials;
  • Maximized use of natural light;
  • State-of-the-art energy systems
  • Use of locally-produced materials to minimize shipping emissions;
  • Utilization of the EPA ENERGY STAR® Target Finder program to forecast energy consumption and establish goals for newly constructed projects;
  • Continued implementation of LEED “ready” projects for those seeking LEED Corporate Interiors designation.
Property Management:
  • Development of an energy management plan to address energy consumption within Trefoil’s portfolio;
  • Application of the ENERGY STAR portfolio management plan to benchmark and manage energy use within the portfolio. 1690 Sumneytown Pike at Towamencin Corporate Center, for example, has been awarded the ENERGY STAR designation;
  • Implementation of environmentally sound cleaning practices in our office buildings.