NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VORNADO REALTY TRUST (VNO) announced today that for the ninth consecutive year it has been awarded the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s (NAREIT) 2018 Leader in the Light Award for sustainability for diversified REITs. Contributing to the success in earning the Leader in the Light Award was Vornado’s high standing in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). In 2018 Vornado ranked number 3 among all responding listed companies in the United States, and placed in the top 6% of GRESB respondents worldwide.
Further, Vornado announced that its LEED Gold Certified MART, a 3.7 million square foot iconic office building in Chicago’s River North section, has achieved Fitwel 2-Star certification. Fitwel is the premier global health certification for optimizing building design and operations, and was created as a joint initiative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention together with the General Services Administration.
Vornado continues to lead the industry in sustainability; it is important to our tenants and our investors, and it is important to us.
Vornado Realty Trust is a fully-integrated equity real estate investment trust.
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