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Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility: We are powering progress toward a zero-emission future.

We have a unique ability and vested interest in simplifying the transition to zero emissions by partnering with our customers, communities, and stakeholders to build, finance, and maintain industry-leading zero-emission power, transportation, and logistics solutions.

We believe it’s our responsibility to make our world greener, which is why we offer tenants zero-emission power and transportation solutions, including rooftop solar, battery storage, and electric vehicle charging systems; construct buildings with industry-leading green building certifications; invest in revitalizing contaminated brownfield sites, and lead by example with our industry partners.

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Zero-Emission Power Solutions

We offer our customers “energy as a service,” a simple solution to deploying on-site, zero-emission power solutions. We manage the design, permitting, construction, operations, and maintenance of on-site power solutions – such as solar panels and commercial batteries – and our customers agree to purchase the energy service as an integrated part of their lease at a price equal to what the local utility offers.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

We understand the vital role trucking operations play in global commerce and the profound ways that vehicle electrification will impact freight. That’s why we offer “turn-key” electric charging services – “charging as a service.” We handle the design, permitting, construction, operations, and maintenance of electric vehicle charging solutions. And when paired with our zero-emission power solutions, we aim to simplify our customers’ transition to zero-emission transportation solutions.

CenterPoint’s Green Financing

Proceeds from our green bonds will be used to fund various projects, including green building construction and the development, operational maintenance, and acquisitions of new, existing, or refurbished buildings that receive LEED®, ENERGY STAR®, and other industry-leading certifications.
In addition, the proceeds from the Green Bonds are eligible to fund energy-efficient projects within the company’s current portfolio, which can include updates to equipment systems, operational improvements, and other sustainable maintenance.

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CenterPoint’s Green Bond Allocation Report

Read CenterPoint’s Green Bond Allocation Report 2020/2021 to see what projects and sustainable features were funded by our inaugural green bond issuance.

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Conserving Resources Through State-of-the-art Facilities

Sustainable operations are a cornerstone of our industrial portfolio. When evaluating our properties, we take a critical look at our environmental impact and seek opportunities to implement more efficient and cost-effective approaches and solutions.

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Redeveloping Brownfields

We have decades of experience rebuilding and revitalizing contaminated or brownfield real estate. When handled properly, brownfields can be developed into highly efficient, sustainable properties that create new jobs and improve infrastructure while removing blighted, potentially harmful contaminants from the community.

Our Development Team has the expertise to make brownfields work to attain your goals while deftly navigating the liabilities typically associated with contaminated real estate.

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Lower Acquisition and
Development Costs

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Increased Property Values

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Increased Sustainability

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Lessened Carbon Footprint

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Building a Green Portfolio

CenterPoint has years of experience adhering to green standards and navigating environmental regulations. We’ve worked to grow our portfolio of properties certified by USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) —and our commitment to meeting these standards continues.

We also continually monitor the water usage, energy utilization, and overall carbon footprint of our properties using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®.

Partnering with Sustainability Organizations

CenterPoint has been a USGBC corporate member since 2007 and is a proud partner of GRESB, Energy Star, and the Florida Green Building Coalition.