The Bulfinch Companies Receives 2023 Life Sciences & Healthcare ESG Leadership Award

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Robert Brierley

BOSTON— An affiliate of The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., a commercial real estate, property management and investment firm, announced that it has received a 2023 Life Sciences & Healthcare ESG Leadership Award from Harrison Street, one of the leading investment management firms exclusively focused on alternative real assets with approximately $56 billion in assets under management.

Harrison Street’s ESG Leadership Awards applaud and honor partners who embody principles that contribute to sustainable development. Winners of the 2023 ESG Leadership Awards were honored in November for their exemplary contributions across various sectors. Bulfinch was recognized for the company’s dedication to incorporating sustainable practices throughout their portfolio, enhancing building technology systems and certifications. More specifically, Bulfinch was honored for their commitment to managing and reducing environmental impacts at Osborn Triangle.

Osborn Triangle is an exceptional complex serving as a global hub for the life science and innovation communities, located in Cambridge’s Kendall Square neighborhood. Ideally situated at the epicenter of life science, the park is in close proximity to both MIT and Harvard as well as many of the world’s leading life science and Biotech companies. The Campus includes three buildings for a combined total of 677,000 square feet, alongside a 650-space parking garage, 610 Main Street, 700 Main Street, and 1 Portland Street.

Osborn’s properties hold several sustainable certifications including LEED, Fitwel, Energy Star and BOMA 360 Performance. The campus actively reduces energy and intensity, with the goal of shifting electricity to 100% green power. Bulfinch recently partnered with Eversource to conduct an energy audit and identified incentive projects, several of which have been completed with additional projects currently in progress. Furthermore, as property manager, Bulfinch promotes improved health and wellbeing with tenant activities and engagement programs. The campus’s recent brand refresh promotes the park, healthy lifestyle tenant programming, sustainability initiatives, and emphasizes community outreach programs available.

“We are thrilled to award Bulfinch the 2023 Life Sciences & Healthcare ESG Leadership Award for their ongoing efforts to integrate sustainable practices at Osborn Triangle,” said Jill Brosig, Chief Impact Officer and Managing Director at Harrison Street. “Bulfinch’s commitment to finding and implementing initiatives to minimize environmental impact is at the core of our ESG Leadership Awards, and we look forward to their continued success.”

This award recognizes Bulfinch’s efforts to Discover + Deliver innovative ways to manage and reduce environmental impacts through energy savings, water and waste reduction, while offering healthy lifestyle initiatives and community outreach programs for tenants.

Dedicated to supporting team members’ growth and development, Bulfinch has also implemented several new initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Bulfinch and in the greater commercial real estate industry. Key partnerships include Boston Women’s Workforce Council’s 100% Talent Compact, committing to eliminating the gender/ race gap and the CREW’s CEO Pledge for Action, to advance women and diversity in CRE.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award in recognition of Bulfinch’s ESG commitment and innovation in Life Science and Healthcare,” said Robert Brierley, SVP, Director of Property Management. “At Bulfinch, our environmental commitment and social responsibility efforts create trust with our stakeholders and serve to protect and enhance the communities in which we work and live.”

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