"Green" means so much more to us than the color on our signs. Wellington Management believes that being environmentally aware and energy efficient is simply good property management. WMI makes sure that all of our buildings operate with the most environmentally-friendly lighting systems available. Such improvements are often the most cost-effective techniques for reducing energy use while making the workplace more appealing to tenants in the long run. We often work with local utility companies to complete comprehensive energy assessments on our properties. These help us evaluate when to replace boilers and other mechanical equipment and control systems. We have added solar panels on a number of different Wellington properties over the past few years, and have also incorporated green roofs and urban apiaries into some of our buildings. Such alternative energy systems often provide a way to substantially reduce our carbon footprint while keeping energy costs under control over the long term. Furthermore, Wellington Management has kept a keen eye on the Twin Cities' continuously developing transit system, and have worked on developing properties along Light Rail and Greenway lines.
Our green initiatives result in a win-win outcome for the environment, for our buildings, for our tenants as well as for investors who entrust us to manage their assets effectively and with care.