Sustainability

We believe endurance of investor returns – our top priority – depends on sustainable approaches to strategy and competitive advantage, corporate governance, employees, communities in which we locate, and of course the environment. We strive for a fully integrated approach to sustainability in which conservation and strong employee culture are treated with the same priority as squeezing every last dollar of income out of our core portfolio.

Environmental

Equity One focuses on development and enhancement of corporate operations, property operations, alternative energy, alternative transportation, construction, development, and redevelopment activities.

Social Responsibility

Equity One and its employees, vendors and tenants dedicate efforts towards many of the same charitable initiatives for which we have shown support in prior years.

Corporate Governance

Equity One’s key corporate governance principles are integrity, accountability, sustainability and strong, objective strategic decision-making. Our governance policies are designed to ensure these principles are integrated into all of Equity One’s key processes.

Environmental

Building

Transforming our properties

The main purpose of our initiatives is to achieve the highest level of social and environmental responsibility by effectively utilizing our resources and improving our practices for the enrichment of our communities and the sustainability of our natural environment.


Commitment to Sustainability

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    Waste Stream
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    LED Lighting
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    Cool Roofing
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    Alt Transportation
  • Waste Stream Reductions

    Equity One has continued its commitment to monitor waste stream activities on an annual basis and to identify areas for improvement in order to reduce the overall waste material that is sent to landfills from our corporate offices, our satellite offices and our operating properties. Our results in 2014, as compared with traditional waste stream activities prior to our efforts to implement efficiencies, represented the equivalent of 39,651 cubic yards of landfill space saved.

    66%

    Total Waste Diversion

    for properties in 2014

  • LED Lighting

    During 2014, Equity One completed LED lighting conversions at 7 properties where metal halide fixtures were previously used. As a result of these conversions, we were able to significantly reduce common area energy consumption while realizing major lighting quality improvements in the parking lot areas at each of the subject properties. The LED conversion that took place at Serramonte Center, when combined with additional lighting controls that were implemented, resulted in reduced energy usage of 200,000 kwh per year.

    118

    LED Fixtures Converted

    from metal halide fixtures

  • Cool Roofing

    Over the last 3 years, Equity One was able to utilize cool roofing practices on 545,499 square feet. By using cool roofing materials whenever possible throughout our portfolio, we are able to significantly increase the amount of ultraviolet light reflected from a building, which results in a reduced heat load on that building and considerable energy savings, among other benefits.

    44%

    Cool Roofing Replaced

    of total sq. ft. in 2013

    55%

    Cool Roofing Replaced

    of total sq. ft. in 2013

  • Alternate Transportation

    As part of our ongoing efforts to support use of alternative transportation in the communities where Equity One does business, we have identified several future sites where we plan to install additional electric car charging stations. In the near future, Equity One has made the decision to install new charging stations at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, Westbury Plaza, Buckhead Station, South Beach Regional, Sheridan Plaza and Shops at Skylake. Car charging stations were previously installed at Equity One’s Boca Village, Serramonte and Potrero.

    3

    Car charging stations

    at existing properties

    6

    Car Charging Stations

    for future properties

LEED Principles


Corporate Governance

Transforming People

Transforming our people

We strive for a fully integrated approach to sustainability in which conservation and strong employee culture are treated with the same priority as squeezing every last dollar of income out of our core portfolio.


Culture and engagement

Culture is driven from the top down and EQY’s exectutive team promotes a positive, collaborative, entrepreneurial culture. read more

Simplification of work

At EQY we are thinking about how work can be simplified and on how can we invest in systems that are easier to use and more integrated. read more

Retention of talent

At Equity One, we have a strong focus on retaining our talent and have been successful in doing so. read more