Since 2009, A Better City has worked with commercial real estate owners and tenants in the Boston area to reduce their environmental footprint through our Challenge for Sustainability program. As of 2018, we have re-shaped and re-envisioned this program as the Sustainable Buildings Initiative: a working group of A Better City that enables and encourages sustainability leaders to drive greenhouse gas reduction and climate resilience within the commercial real estate sector in the Greater Boston region.

The Sustainable Buildings Initiative works with a subset of A Better City members to help:

1) Foster deep greenhouse gas emission reductions across Boston’s businesses & institutions, through focus on energy, water, waste, and transportation, and 

2) Make long-term climate preparedness planning standard practice in Boston's private sector