The Plaza Companies

 

Sustainability

Sustainability

Plaza Companies is deeply committed to sustainability in all of its business practices, including green building, environmentally sensitive property management, and thoughtful and responsible corporate environmental practices.

Sustainability comes in many different forms. Plaza Companies believes that any business practice that can create a more sustainable natural environment is something that should be carefully considered and implemented in any way that's possible and prudent.

Plaza Companies will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability in each of its lines of business, including:

GREEN BUILDING: Plaza Companies will endeavor whenever possible to use the most state-of-the-art green building practices and materials. The company will work to create buildings that have a minimal environmental impact, conserve energy and use water resources efficiently. The company has also worked to put public transportation into and nearby the facilities it builds.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Plaza Companies will strive to make the properties it manages as environmentally sensitive as possible, including the use of energy-efficient lighting and climate control, equipment to limit emissions from buildings and water-conserving plumbing features. The company also stresses efficient and responsible recycling practices at all of its facilities. And, it uses Fluidtron systems in its cooling towers, which are designed to eliminate chemical use and minimize water use at our properties.

CORPORATE PRACTICES: Plaza Companies stresses environmentally sensitive practices in all of its corporate endeavors. The company encourages its employees to carpool or use hybrid vehicles when commuting, performing work on behalf of the company or going to meetings. It also encourages employees to live near the office. Plaza emphasizes a sustainable office environment that minimizes the use of paper, emphasizes recycling and conserves energy and water resources.

Plaza Companies and its projects have received significant recognition for sustainable and environmentally sensitive business practices, including:

LEED-Silver Certification
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building 1
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building 2
 
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building 3
Energy Star Certification
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building I
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building II
Paradise Valley Medical Plaza
Award of Merit, Valley Forward
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
Spec Office Development of the Year, NAIOP (recognition includes a focus on environmentally sustainable building)
Paradise Valley Medical Plaza
BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Medical Office Building of the Year
Estrella Medical Plaza
Palm Valley Medical Office Plaza
RED Award – Best Project (recognition includes a focus on environmentally sustainable building)
SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
VI at Silverstone
Clean Air Award – National Air Filtration Association
For all Plaza Companies buildings
Recognition has been ongoing from 2004 to present