Hartz Mountain owns and operates a real estate portfolio of 200 buildings totaling over 38 million square feet (commercial office, warehouses, and shopping centers). The organization will create a comprehensive sustainability strategy that will be included in all property performance, leasing details, and corporate office changes. All 'new build' properties will include a 'LEED-style' analysis.
Implement a new company sustainability strategy spearheaded by a new corporate level sustainability committee that includes key departments. Ongoing review of rebates and incentives with the State of New Jersey will be included in the properties to work alongside Hartz Mountain's architecture team to review all construction specifications in the entire portfolio to include sustainable design and material that will become the foundation for changes to leasing documents.
New product sourcing will be installed where appropriate (i.e. corporate office waterless urinals). In addition, product developments in solar energy will be analyzed for production and economic modeling. There are a host of operational changes that will take place in the areas of: electricity - increasing replacement beyond 1,100 incandescent bulbs saving 472,000 kwh per year already changed, cleaning supplies, bathroom paper, HVAC and energy controls using Utilivisor, recycling efforts to include disposals where capable and during demolition process. Lastly, the corporate office will change product purchase to include: eliminating paper cups (125,000 cups saved per year), purchasing recycled paper towels napkins, adding sustainability section to corporate newsletter, changing 145 light switches to motion sensor, and eliminating direct pay stubs and envelopes.