There is a critical interdependence between human health and the health of our planet, driving our deep commitment to incorporating environmentally friendly strategies, technologies, and best practices in our real estate portfolio.

Our internally managed Sustainability Management System provides us with the structure to evaluate, monitor, and improve our sustainability performance. We strive to reduce our environmental impact through various methods including tracking utility consumption, implementing efficiency measures and incorporating renewable energy strategies like green power purchasing.

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10% Reduction in GHG Emissions by 2025
Welltower aims to reduce GHG emissions intensity by 10% over a 2018 baseline. As of 12/31/2021, we have achieved a 5.9% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions intensity and continue to make efforts to meet our outlined goal.
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10% Reduction in Energy Usage by 2025
Welltower regularly engages both with its seniors housing operators and medical office building managers to ensure our properties are regularly assessing their energy usage and implementing best practices to further reduce energy consumption. Welltower’s energy savings within its control boundary as of 12/31/2021 were 1.3% over its 2018 baseline. In 2021, Welltower used over 24,000,000 kilowatt-hours of green power.
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10% Reduction in Water Usage by 2025
Welltower has developed and implemented our ‘Performance Playbook: A Guide for Senior Housing Efficiency and Excellence’ to teach our operators how to perform water leak detection tests and transition to low-flow water fixtures. The Playbook, among many other initiatives, highlights Welltower’s action-oriented commitment to reducing water use from a 2018 baseline. Welltower has achieved a 9.5% water usage intensity reduction within its control boundary over its baseline as of 12/31/2021.

Building Certifications

As of 2021, Welltower is proud to hold the following certifications:

7 LEED Certified Properties
5 BREEAM Property Certifications
21 IREM Certified Sustainable Property Certifications
44 ENERGY STAR® Certified Properties
16 Properties with Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Grades B or Above

Green Bond Framework

Welltower executed its first $500 million green bond in December 2019 and its second $550 million green bond in March 2022. Proceeds from green bonds will be used to fund renewable energy, water conservation, energy efficiency and green building projects. Welltower is proud to be the first U.S. healthcare REIT to complete a green bond offering and to continue expanding on our leadership in ESG.

All data is as of June 30, 2022 unless noted otherwise