Empire State Realty Trust

ESG Data Verification and Target Setting

CodeGreen acts as a partner for Empire State Realty Trust for target-setting, ESG reporting, GHG accounting and data verification. CodeGreen has worked closely with ESRT to uncover and correct data anomalies and ensure that all internal and external communications around ESG performance have defensible and high-quality data. Our ongoing services help them maintain and improve both asset level and portfolio level sustainability performance. Our comprehensive approach to ESG reporting helps them align with the stringent requirements of programs like GRESB, GRI, SASB and TCFD.  In their first year of GRESB reporting ESRT achieved a score of 88 ranking them in the top 5 in their peer group and the top quintile of all global participants.

First year
GRESB Score of 88,
top 5 in peer group
GRESB A Rating
in Public
Verification of
GHG emissions
over 10MSF portfolio

Sustainability is an integral part of who we are at Empire State Realty Trust. CodeGreen is an invaluable partner to support our industry leading ESG program. CodeGreen’s knowledge, expertise, and comprehensive approach has helped us to showcase the results of decades of industry leading work we have done to improve the sustainability, environmental stewardship and energy efficiency performance of our portfolio.

— Dana Robbins Schneider
SVP of Energy and Sustainability and Director of ESG

About ESRT

Empire State Realty Trust, a leading REIT, is comprised of a portfolio of office and retail assets in Manhattan and the Greater New York Metropolitan area, totaling over 10.1 million square feet. They own prominent and iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building. ESRT has made an ambitious commitment to target net zero-carbon emissions by 2035, with sustainability as a core element of all of their business operations.

For Empire State Realty Trust, sustainability is not just a core value— it’s a critical aspect of their entire organization. They value and implement leading environmental, social, and governance practices, and are committed to innovative sustainability standards. By making a measurable improvement in healthy buildings, energy efficiency, emissions reduction, recycling, water efficiency, and waste diversion, they improve the environment for their tenants and the communities they operate in.