Good for the environment, good for the business
Kite’s corporate headquarters was recognized in 2007 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Department of Energy, as an ENERGY STAR building. This designation identifies 30 South Meridian as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
Kite currently has one 50kw capacity solar project at Livingston Center in Livingston, NJ. Kite has two new systems on the way in 2016, with an 80kw system at Bayonne Crossing in Bayonne, NJ and a 130kw system at the Crossing at Killingly Commons in Dayville, CT.
Kite is commited to lowering the costs for tenant utilities, as well as saving energy, and has embarked on a long-term project to retrofit existing centers with energy-efficient LED lighting. In 2015, Kite retrofitted two centers in Salt Lake City for a total savings of 694,000kwh of electricity annually and has 3 more projects on the way in 2016, one in Las Vegas, NV and two in Indiana, for a total annual savings of more than 633,620kwh of electricity.
Kite has partnered with two premier waste/recycling management companies to assist in streamlining waste and recycling throughout our portfolio. The streamlining has resulted in:
- saving 227,800 trees
- saving 172,500 cubic yards of landfill space
- recycling of 13,400 tons of cardboard