At Colliers International, we acknowledge our responsibility as one of the world's largest real estate service companies to be leaders in thought and action supporting sustainability for business and the built environment.
Did you know that most of the world's pollution comes from buildings? Most people think it comes from cars, but that's not true—in fact, only about 16% of the world's pollution comes from cars, while 40% comes from buildings. As a result, Colliers and our clients have an incredible opportunity to make a lasting impact on environmental stewardship through our sustainability services.
Building energy use represents a significant percentage of most companies’ carbon footprints. Energy savings and reduced waste in buildings is also cost-effective and financially rewarding.
Colliers’ sustainability strategies help our clients create healthier workplaces, which can improve employee attraction, retention, wellness and productivity while improving each organization’s financial performance and brand.
To help our clients reach these goals, we sell, lease and manage green space on behalf of landlords, and help tenants find, lease, build out and project manage green space. We also help certify both structural and commercial interior green buildings. Colliers has more than 200 LEED accredited professionals, including LEED-certified project managers.
Colliers’ global reach, extensive client base, distribution network, emphasis on knowledge leadership and our talented team of researchers, communicators, negotiators and implementers allows us to play a key role in the sustainability movement.
Our professional development backbone, Colliers University, offers more than 35 courses in sustainability and green building to further this mission. Courses include