Sustain & Evolve

Sustainability Solutions

Reduce your environmental impact with Cref’s innovative sustainability strategies and solutions.

Activate Your Sustainable Solutions

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword to us; it’s our commitment to building a healthier, more resilient future. We have a full suite of services to manage all components of a complete sustainability program:

  • Program design and governance
  • Energy optimization projects and technologies
  • Sustainability communications and reporting
  • Climate adaptation and resilience planning
  • Environmental and wastewater engineering

With a proven track record of delivering real energy savings and supporting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, we help you thrive while minimizing your environmental footprint.

Discover Tangible Savings Through Expertise, Partnerships, and Advanced Technology

We Enhance Sustainability and Savings
We assist you in saving energy, cutting costs, and boosting sustainability efforts for a greener future and financial benefits for your organization.

We Utilize Modern Tools
We integrate cutting-edge technologies, track progress, and drive continuous improvement so you can stay ahead in the ever-evolving sustainability landscape.

How We Work

Our Approach to Sustainability

Our holistic approach to sustainability solutions involves collaboration, innovation, and actionable strategies. Throughout the process, we provide ongoing support  for the success and longevity of your sustainability programs. Focusing on continuous improvement and adaptation, we help you stay ahead of emerging trends and regulatory requirements, leading to a lasting positive impact on your organization and the environment.


Greener Today, Healthier Tomorrow

Together, we’ll navigate the complexities of sustainability efforts toward a greener future. Our team will help create tailored solutions that not only reduce your environmental impact but also drive positive change across your organization.

Our Core Services

Sustainability Solutions for Real Action

From developing sustainability programs that align with your organization’s goals, to designing energy optimization projects rooted in cost savings, we champion your journey towards environmental responsibility.

Charting the Path

Program Design and Governance

The sustainability landscape is quickly evolving with new regulations and ambitious goals. We understand this uncharted terrain has challenges and specific expectations. By working together, we can easily navigate these complexities, making sustainability an integrated part of your strategy.

Our team can help in these areas:

  • Evaluating Environmental Impact: Understand your current sustainability performance.
  • Building a Sustainability Team: Identify and engage key stakeholders within your organization.
  • Regulatory Guidance: Stay ahead of new regulations and incentives.
  • Establishing Governance: Set up committees and structures to meet your sustainability efforts.
  • Setting Goals and Planning: Create clear sustainability objectives and actionable plans.

Simplify Complex Reporting

Sustainability Communications and Reporting

Environmental reporting is complicated, but we make it easier. Our team enables you to meet regulatory requirements and share your sustainability journey clearly and responsibly.

Our team can help with these tasks:

  • ESG Reporting: Share your environmental, social, and governance performance.
  • Carbon Accounting: Track and disclose your carbon footprint accurately.
  • Annual Reports: Create detailed corporate citizenship, sustainability, and impact reports.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Keep internal teams informed with clear updates.
  • Progress Dashboards: Visualize your sustainability achievements and areas for improvement.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency

Energy Optimization

According to the US EPA, U.S. buildings waste about 30% of their energy, leading to unnecessary costs and higher environmental impact. With our expertise in sustainability, engineering, and project management, plus our deep network of partners, we can improve your energy efficiency and move you towards your carbon reduction targets. The goal is to identify the right mix of projects rooted in cost reduction, and climate action gains.

Our team can help with these services:

  • Energy procurement and rate renegotiation
  • Renewable energy planning
  • Solar development
  • Aeroseal™ implementation
  • LED lighting retrofits

Engineering Advanced Solutions

Environmental and Wastewater Engineering

In collaboration with our sister company, Green Seal Environmental, we’re proud to provide an advanced environmental and wastewater engineering services suite. This partnership enables us to deliver highly specialized solutions to address the complex challenges of managing and treating environmental and wastewater issues.

Through our combined expertise, we offer comprehensive strategies that comply with regulatory standards and promote environmental stewardship.

Our Full List of Services

  • Program Design & Governance
  • Sustainability Communications & Reporting
  • Energy Optimization
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning
  • Environmental & Wastewater Engineering
  • ESG Reporting
  • Carbon Accounting & Disclosure
  • Energy Procurement & Rate Negotiation
  • Renewable Energy Planning
  • Solar Development Services
  • LED Lighting Retrofits
  • Aeroseal™ Implementation

Key Benefits of Sustainability Solutions

Our goal is to empower your organization to lead in sustainability, shaping a greener future together. Beyond reducing expenses, we create impactful partnerships to propel your sustainable mission forward.

Lasting Cost Savings

We design solutions to help you achieve actual energy savings, resulting in lower utility costs and improved financial performance.

Environmental Impact

By working together, we can significantly reduce your organization’s carbon footprint and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Strategic Partnerships

With our relationships with equipment manufacturers, we’ll help you integrate advanced technologies and track critical components of your sustainability program effectively.

Success Story

Performance Optimization and Reduced Energy Consumption Saves Client $23.1M

The Challenge

The environmental impact directly related to energy production is vast and an issue we are working to change globally. At Cref, we understand how operators and asset owners can capitalize on ESG initiatives to ensure they positively manage their company’s carbon footprint.

The Solution

Since 2010, we have helped one of our key partners avoid greenhouse gas emissions across their hospital portfolio, saving $23.1 million. By investing in various building improvements and green initiatives—lighting retrofits, ventilation, plumbing, solar development—our client saved significant annual costs while at the same time offsetting the impact that carbon emissions have on the communities we serve.

Our Value

Consequently, our client avoided releasing 18,013 metric tons of CO2 in 2021. The financial costs saved is equal to revenue from 2,444 inpatient days per month, or taking 2,338 cars off the road for one year; planting 115,017 trees and letting them grow for a decade; and using energy in 2,170 homes for one year.

Over the past decade, energy conservation has saved $18.3 million, with another $4.8 million saved due to combined health and climate benefits ($2.7 million from averting negative impacts of climate change and $2.1 million from reductions in air pollution), for a total of $23.1 million.

Explore Our Integrated Services

Planning, Design & Construction

Our team of experienced professionals provides all levels of support with capital planning and projects, helping our clients save time and money and remain focused on their business.

Real Estate

We have a diverse group of interdisciplinary experts to implement a long-term, scalable real estate strategy to create non-transactional, best-in-class experiences for our partners.

Regulatory &
Facilities Services

We provide a full spectrum of regulatory and facility support services, ensuring our clients remain in a constant state of regulatory readiness.

Ready to Start Your Sustainability Journey?

Experience a brighter future with Cref’s benchmark assessment. Let’s ignite your organization’s sustainability efforts and pave the way for a healthy tomorrow.