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 is on track to meet its goal for a 10% reduction in GHG emissions over a 2018 baseline. As of 12/31/2019, we have achieved an 8.5% reduction in GHG emissions 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 operating partners and medical office building managers to ensure our properties are regularly assessing their energy usage and implementing best-in-practice strategies to further reduce energy emissions. Welltower’s energy savings as of 12/31/2019 were 2.1% over its baseline, and it is estimated that Welltower has saved over $1.8 million in energy savings from LED retrofits that year and used nearly 20,000,000 kilowatt-hours of green power.
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10% Reduction in Water Usage by 2025
Welltower has developed and implemented a Performance Playbook: A Guide for Senior Housing Efficiency and Excellence to teach our operators how to preform water leak detection tests and transitioning to low-flow water fixtures. This Playbook, among many other initiatives, highlights Welltower’s action-oriented commitment to reducing water use from a 2018 baseline. Welltower is proud to report a 5% reduction in water consumption over its baseline as of 12/31/2019.

Building Certifications

As of 2020, Welltower is proud to hold the following certifications:

10 LEED Certified Properties
8 BREEAM Property Certifications
27 IREM Certified Sustainable Property Certifications
55 ENERGY STAR® Certified Properties

Green Bond Framework

In December 2019 Welltower executed its first $500 million Green Bond, where proceeds 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 we continue to expand on our leadership in ESG.

All data is as of May 1, 2021 unless noted otherwise