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Sustainability is a Journey, Not a Destination


Cx Monitor Newsletter, Issue 6.1

Companies that get serious about improving sustainability soon discover there is always something else to do to achieve greater efficiencies. They quickly learn that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. Spectrum Properties | Emery has taken this message to heart, leading the charge in the Southeast for ongoing sustainable retrofits and operations. Though the North Carolina-based real estate company has been implementing best practices and pursuing LEED® certification on new construction projects for several years, the sustainability journey for 1.4 million square feet of their existing holdings in Franklin, Tennessee began in 2007 with a roofing retrofit. When the Carothers Building needed a new roof, the property management team chose to install a white roof, looking to lower cooling costs by reducing solar heat gain during the southern summer months.