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Parmenter is committed to corporate responsibility and sustainability, and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the impact our buildings have on the environment. We incorporate holistic management principles to the operation of our buildings, which have led to better investments, better assets, and to the rapid growth and success of our company.

Our entrepreneurial spirit fosters an environment where our employees can take initiatives that benefit our company and the community. Parmenter has a dedicated team who is focused on sustainability efforts at our buildings. In addition, we have ongoing training programs to educate and raise environmental awareness among our employees and the tenants we serve.

Our focus is on the triple bottom line: to create a balance between reducing the impact our buildings have on the environment, social responsibility, and increasing value for our investors. Many of the buildings in our portfolio are either LEED™ certified or in the process of earning LEED certification, and we aim to reach an ENERGY STAR® rating of at least 75 at each of our buildings, with an overall portfolio average of 80 or higher. In addition, our buildings pursue certification in the BOMA 360® Performance Program, and in 2014, we were among the Top 6 most successful companies in this area. Since that time we have completed BOMA 360® designations.

As a company, we have taken various pledges and participate in local and national programs related to energy efficiency.

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

LIGHTING

LED retrofits, Daylight harvesting, Dimmable fixtures and occupancy sensors, Wireless controls, Low mercury lamps, Digital ballasts

TRANSPORTATION

Preferred parking programs for carpools, vanpools, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Electric Vehicle charging stations, Bicycle storage, Public transportation incentives

LANDSCAPING

Native plantings, Drip irrigation, Smart irrigation sensors and timers, Fuel efficient equipment, Recycled mulch material

DOMESTIC WATER

Dual flush valves, Low-flow aerators and shower-heads, Metering faucets, Water bottle fillers to replace drinking fountains

PARKING GARAGES

LED retrofits, Daylight harvesting, Dimmable fixtures and occupancy sensors, Wireless controls, Low mercury lamps, Digital ballasts

INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

Preferred parking programs for carpools, vanpools, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Electric Vehicle charging stations, Bicycle storage, Public transportation incentives

WASTE

Native plantings, Drip irrigation, Smart irrigation sensors and timers, Fuel efficient equipment, Recycled mulch material

HVAC UPGRADES

Dual flush valves, Low-flow aerators and shower-heads, Metering faucets, Water bottle fillers to replace drinking fountains