focus on sustainability, green building, and health and wellness

Daniel J. Ryan,
Executive Vice President –
Regional Market Director (San Diego) & Strategic Operations, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., speaks to the importance of sustainability and responsibility at
Alexandria.

We create sustainable and vibrant environments that drive success in developing breakthrough technologies and therapies to help cure disease, end hunger, and improve the quality of human health and the way we live. Our highly dynamic and collaborative urban campuses enhance our tenants’ ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent, promote health and wellness, and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success.


Our Vision

We aim to be one of the most environmentally innovative, socially responsible, and financially strong companies in the world.

Our Mission

Our sustainability mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact on the health, safety, and well-being of our tenants, shareholders, employees, and the communities in which we live and work.

Sustainability Management

Alexandria's sustainability program, which is overseen by our Sustainability Committee, meets the growing demand from our stakeholders to measure, manage, report, and continuously improve the efficiency and the impact that our company, our philanthropy, and our tenants have on the world.

Environmental Leadership

Alexandria seeks a minimum LEED® Gold certification for all of our new ground-up development projects, and many of our redevelopment projects. We reduce energy, carbon, and water; implement safe and healthy housekeeping and recycling practices; and run transportation programs that reduce traffic.


Our asset base consists of 47* LEED certified projects:

  • 5 LEED Platinum projects, including California's first LEED Platinum core and shell project

  • 27 LEED Gold projects

  • 15 LEED Silver projects


Best-In-Class Amenities for Health and Wellness

Alexandria’s amenities allow our tenants not only to work efficiently and productively, but also to enjoy their work environment. Throughout our portfolio, amenities include state-of-the-art conference and event spaces, fully equipped fitness centers, farm-to-table restaurants and cafés, open green spaces, and sustainable gardens, including one of Manhattan’s largest urban farms, Riverpark Farm®.

To date, Alexandria has achieved three-star Fitwel certifications—the highest possible rating—at five of our Class A buildings. We are the first U.S. REIT to earn Fitwel's health and wellness certifications. In 2016, we were named “First-in-Class Fitwel Champion,” in recognition of our longstanding focus on, and innovative approaches to, developing sustainable campus environments with healthy workplaces.


* As of March 31, 2017; upon completion of 14 in-process LEED certified projects.