Commercial, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Sourcing Renewables - December 12, 2019
Goldman Sachs commits to building efficiency, EV integration
Goldman Sachs became the first US company to become a member of all three of The Climate Group’s global corporate leadership initiatives around clean energy when they joined EV100 and EP100 Dec. 11.
The investment bank first committed to 100% renewable power in 2015, of which it has already achieved 96%. By joining EV100, Goldman Sachs has committed to installing electric vehicle charging stations at its owned office location where full-time employees park and to encourage EV charging installations at offices where they are a tenant. The company will also make EV charging capacity criteria for selecting future sites.
The EP100 initiative includes a group of companies through the Net Zero Carbon Buildings pathway committed to occupying and owning only assets that are net-zero carbon by 2030.
“As a global financial institution, we know we have a key role to play in deploying capital for clean energy solutions and have been at the forefront of this with more than $100 billion in clean energy financings and investments,” Dino Fusco, Global Head of Corporate Services and Real Estate at Goldman Sachs said in a statement. “We can also lead by example through our own operations. That’s why, in addition to RE100, we are thrilled to join The Climate Group’s EP100 and EV100 initiatives – optimizing the energy efficiency of our buildings and installing electric vehicle charge points for our staff. We hope to inspire many more companies to follow suit.”
Additionally, Goldman Sachs plans to make 70% of its buildings LEED certified or certified under equivalent green building standards.