Health Care REIT recently launched its Green Arrow Energy Management Program, a new tenant program that promotes and rewards environmentally-conscious business practices for tenants at company-owned facilities.
The program, which is implemented by Health Care REIT’s Management Services Group, has been overwhelmingly received by tenants and continues producing successful outcomes. The latest breakthrough for Green Arrow is participation from over 35% of all tenants.
The Green Arrow Energy Management Program is yet another in a series of sustainability and energy management initiatives supported by the company. It is designed to increase energy conservation and promote sustainable, green practices. The fundamental elements of Green Arrow are the incorporation of sustainable business practices, renewable energy usage and sustainable development and construction initiatives among Health Care REIT’s tenants.
“Energy management and sustainability are integral to Health Care REIT’s relationship investment strategy. The Green Arrow program demonstrates Health Care REIT’s unwavering commitment to deliver innovation to our clients by providing them with the knowledge and capabilities to achieve lower energy cost and sustainable facility operations. We believe that these efforts will result in lower occupancy costs – savings that positively affect their bottom line,” said John T. Thomas, executive vice president – Medical Facilities.
Through participation in the Green Arrow program, tenants commit to adopt simple sustainability practices. The program is intended to improve the delivery of health care by providing more healthful work and care environments for patients and staff, enhance financial health, and aid in preserving the environment for future generations.
As a dedicated partner of the Green Arrow program, tenants must develop and implement an energy reduction and sustainability plan consistent with the program’s self-guided certification program. Health Care REIT’s Management Services Group supports tenants by providing the resources and tools including an online Tenant Service Center used to track and measure progress.
The program also presents an opportunity for property managers to connect with tenants on another level. This ultimately strengthens tenant relationships and leads to outcomes that the company is constantly striving for such as loyalty and overall tenant satisfaction.
“A simple conversation can create opportunities for providing assistance to our tenants and show them that we are more than just building management,” says Michael A. Noto, senior vice president – Management Services Group. “Their commitment to Green Arrow has become just another reason to have a conversation.”
The implementation of the Green Arrow program, demonstrate Health Care REIT’s industry-leading capabilities, as well as its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices and environmental initiatives. For more information about the Green Arrow program visit the sustainability page on the company’s website at www.hcreit.com/sustainability.