SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Sun Communities Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns and operates manufactured housing and recreational vehicle communities and marinas, today (Jan 4) announced in a press release it has adopted goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2045. This commitment is part of a concerted effort by Sun to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately reach net-zero emissions to limit global warming and prevent the adverse effects of climate change.
The scope of Sun’s commitment will be seen across all its properties, as it works toward achieving its climate change goals through various means including:
- Renewable Energy – Expanding the use of renewable energy across its portfolio through additional on-site energy generation, the purchase of off-site generated energy, and Renewable Energy Certificates
- Green Building – Increasing the use of certified energy efficient manufactured homes, including ENERGY STAR®, in its communities as well as energy-efficient lighting and building control systems
- Waste – Reducing total waste and increasing diversion from landfills by evaluating all disposal options locally available, including recycling, and adopting the best solution(s) at each property
- Material Procurement – Partnering with its supply chain and consultants to collect emissions data on products and services
“It is incumbent upon Sun to play its role to combat the unfavorable impacts of climate change,” said Gary Shiffman, Chairman, CEO and President. “We have an array of resources and knowledge available to support achieving our Carbon Neutral and Net Zero Emissions goals. By working together across our portfolio to incorporate our commitment into daily routines and workflows, we are confident we will achieve them. This is a commitment to our residents, guests, team members and communities that will benefit current and future generations.”
While the timeline for achieving Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero is new, Sun’s sustainability commitment has been evolving for years. Sun’s most recent ESG report can be found here on the Sun Communities website at www.suncommunities.com.