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

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, Building 4

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