We are continuously seeking to improve our financial and environmental performance and thereby reduce the environmental impact of our operations. Through improving the operating efficiencies of our portfolio by reducing energy and water usage, we in turn provide cost savings to our tenants. Sealy aims to work with our tenants to support their sustainability objectives, to reduce energy and water consumption and overall operating costs. Where appropriate, Sealy also seeks to incorporate the following sustainable features:
Upgraded Lighting Systems
The installation of energy-efficient lighting can save up to 50 percent in energy costs and using motion sensors reduces unnecessary usage.
Increasing natural light through skylights and clerestory windows decreases usage of electrical lighting and improves the indoor working environment. When access to natural light is coupled with the use of reflective coatings on walls and ceilings thereby harvesting more natural light, overall occupant comfort is enhanced and costs are lowered via lower energy consumption.
Replacement roofing membranes with high solar reflectivity thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) solutions helps keep buildings cooler, keeps occupants more comfortable and reduces energy costs associated with fans and roof top unit run times.
Water Conservation Initiatives
Native and drought-resistant landscaping, low-flow toilets, and motion-activated faucets all decrease water usage, further reducing tenant occupancy costs.
When replacing building systems such as HVAC or installing new windows, we deploy energy-efficient models.
Energy Star Certification
To be certified as ENERGY STAR, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. Sealy is continuously evaluating our portfolio to identify ENERGY STAR candidates and help guide our properties through ENERGY STAR certification. No matter where you see it, the ENERGY STAR label means the same thing — an energy-efficient top performer that saves money without sacrificing performance. ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings.