30 Sep '12, 9am

Steven Avadek: Banking on green buildings at Citigroup

Steven Avadek: Banking on green buildings at Citigroup

This week I spoke with Steven Avadek, Global Head of Sustainability, Reality Services, at Citigroup . We talked about his role at Citi where he is responsible for direct operational impacts such as energy, water, waste, green and LEED buildings. No small task given that Citi boasts 12,000 locations in 100 countries, possesses 75 million square feet of real estate, and whose annual energy consumption is equivalent to countries like Nicaragua and Senegal. In many ways, Avadek’s job is made easier because of the imbedded corporate pro-sustainability culture within Citigroup. Indeed, its commitment to sustainability has not gone unnoticed. Citi has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld as one of the top green-information-technology organizations for 2010 and was the highest-rated U.S. bank in Newsweek magazine's Green Rankings . Citi also achieved the highest ranking among al...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/09/30/steven-avadek-ban...

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