REAL ESTATE AS A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE

The Tower team is concerned on a global scale with the impact of our actions and business on the health of our planet and people. We think holistically and are part of a larger conversation and commitment to sustainability in every sense of the word. Our approach recognizes our innate need for connection and community. We’re a resource at the ready for our employees, clients, suppliers, and industry colleagues seeking to live and work more sustainably. Simply put: our business is our philanthropy. We view our mission and bottom line as one and the same.

VIEW OUR INAUGURAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT – PUBLISHED APRIL 2019

 

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Kilowatt hours in electricity saved at our properties through energy reduction since 2010. That’s 25% less electricity used — equal to carbon sequestered in one year by 88,000 acres of U.S. forests.

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROMOTING WELLNESS

We recognize the importance of global issues and firmly believe in leading with purpose and focusing on the long-term interests of all of our stakeholders. As environmental stewards and leaders in the real estate industry, we challenge ourselves and our peers to be part of the solution by implementing strategies to address climate change and improve public health. The core of our program drives sustainability and well-being through smart development and efficient operations. Our thoughtful program design and goals aim to mitigate climate change, promote energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, operate healthy buildings, and encourage alternative transportation.

INSPIRING PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES

Albert “Sonny” Abramson, the founder of The Tower Companies, sincerely believed in building strong relationships with people and giving back to others. This commitment was instilled in his sons Gary, Ronald, and Jeffrey, and is a defining element of our culture. We seek to facilitate an enjoyable, collaborative, and productive workplace environment for our team. Additionally, we foster communities inside our buildings by creating spaces and opportunities for collaboration, education, and positive impact. With encouragement from the top down, we focus on supporting our broader community through philanthropy, volunteerism, and charitable giving. Employees are encouraged to take paid time off for community service and have spent over 2,000 hours volunteering in our local communities through strong partnerships with organizations such as USGBC’s Green Apple Day of Service, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk, and Shepherd’s Table. And our corporate giving goes beyond the philanthropy of our owners — Tower matches employee donations made to charitable organizations of their choice.

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ELEVATING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

We rely on strong partnerships to lead by example so that together, we can push the industry forward. Through industry engagement, we demonstrate sustainability leadership, track trends, and advocate for mutually beneficial public policies and programs. We measure success through industry-recognized certifications and awards, case study collaborations, and the support of government and strategic local and national organizations.

AOBA
Crew Maryland Suburban
Boma International
The Climate Registry
DCBIA
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Green Power Partner
ICSC
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
NRDC
National Association of Women Lawyers
Rock Creek
Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Transportation and Climate Initiative
Urban Land Institute
National Capital Region | U.S. Green Building Council CHAPTER
U.S. Green Building Council USCGBC