Bergman Real Estate Group has a 2 million square foot office portfolio and has announced several sustainability initiatives to make a big impact across the space.
The move is part of Bergman Cares, which launched in 2020 to provide amenities “intended to promote the health, safety and well-being of tenant employees” throughout the company’s managed properties. .
According to the Iselin-based company, investments in renewable energy and sustainability cover a wide range of:
- Use green-certified cleaning supplies
- Switching to sustainable products, such as bathroom products made with highly recycled content
- Use paint with low volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- Introduction of energy efficient LED lighting
- Installation of HVAC systems to optimize energy consumption for better climate control
- Implement recycling programs in all buildings
- Installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations (currently operational at our Roseland facility, with more planned for 2022)
- Establishing a bike-sharing program
“Prioritizing a healthy workplace goes beyond enhanced HVAC filtration and cleaning procedures. “Providing green and sustainable solutions at scale is important for both businesses and their employees because businesses are doing what they can to support a greener world.” We want to work with companies that play a role in
Bergman said the properties will have solar panels installed in 2022.
- 555 US Route 1 S.in Iselin
- 201 W. Passaic St. Inn Roselle Park
- 51 Haddonfield Road Inn cherry hill
- 100-110 S. Jefferson Road Inn Whippany
It also receives a solar upgrade as the roof needs to be replaced on other properties across the portfolio.
At the heart of its commitment to sustainability is the rooftop solar panel initiative the company has been developing over the past decade, which “reduces the property’s carbon footprint while saving tenants money.” helps.
The company projects energy savings of around 20% per year. Add the fixed costs of solar to this, and it adds about $1 million in value, according to Steven Bergman.
The company also plans to incorporate renewable energy into each property’s capital improvement program.
“We are making a huge commitment to our tenants and joint venture partners by investing in a cleaner and greener world,” he added. “We want to do everything we can to be a sustainable partner.”
Additionally, under a unique partnership, Bergman works with the nonprofit American Forest to plant trees at their facility. Bergman said all properties will plant a tree for each new lease in the name of the new tenant.