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Corporate Responsibility

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Our Commitment to the

environment


At UDR we’re doing our part to reduce the impact we have on climate change; through implementing energy-efficient measures. Environmental responsibility is core to our business and a critical part of creating sustainable communities. This is why we integrate our sustainability initiatives with our design, development, and operations activities.

Environmental Highlights


  • We completed 41 LED lighting retrofit projects in 2018 covering 25% of our portfolio’s common area lighting resulting in a 19% reduction in common area electric at these communities
  • Utilize renewable energy where possible
  • Promote eco-friendly way of living with convenient access to public transportation
  • Install energy efficient appliances during retro-fits
  • Develop sustainable communities- 21 communities have obtained sustainability certifications since 2010

Renewable Energy Procurement


We procure energy in deregulated markets and in 2019 we have incorporated renewable energy procurement into our overall strategy. In 2019, we will procure over 3M kwh of electricity through renewable energy credits. Our goal is to procure 10% of our total common area electric consumption through renewable energy sources by the end of 2025.

The Residences at Pacific City
DelRay Tower

Sustainable Communities


We embrace LEED or an equivalent green certification when possible for significant new developments, demonstrating the high aspiration we have to create innovative communities with minimal environmental impact. Since 2010, UDR has developed, including redevelopment, 21 communities that have obtained sustainability certifications.

13th & Market | 264 homes | LEED Silver
3033 Wilshire | 190 homes | Green Globes
345 Harrison | 585 homes |LEED Silver
399 Fremont | 447 homes | LEED Silver
Beach & Ocean | 173 homes | NGBS - Silver
Capitol View on 14th | 255 homes
Channel Mission Bay | 315 homes | LEED Gold
CityLine | 244 homes | LEED Silver
CityLine II | 155 homes | LEED Silver
DelRay Tower | 332 homes | LEED Silver
Fiori on Vitruvian Park® | 391 homes | LEED Silver
Los Alisos at Mission Viejo | 320 homes | LEED Silver
OLiVE DTLA | 293 homes | CalGreen
Parallel | 386 homes | CalGreen
Savoye | 394 homes | LEED Silver
Savoye2 | 351 homes | LEED Gold
The Residences at Pacific City | 516 homes | LEED Silver
The Residences on Jamboree | 381 homes | NGBS-Silver
Verve Mountain View | 155 homes | LEED Silver
Vison on Wilshire | 150 homes | LEED Silver
Vitruvian West | 383 homes | LEED Silver

2018 Corporate Responsibility Report