Manulife US REIT - Sustainability Report 2018

As part of the Sustainable Building Standards programme, each property has a ‘Green Champion’. These champions are responsible for coordinating sustainability efforts at the properties and reporting on the Sustainable Building Standards. Certifications and Energy Ratings There are two popular green building ratings bodies in the U.S., ENERGY STAR and LEED. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency programme that helps businesses save money and protect the climate through energy efficiency. The programme has tools for commercial buildings that calculates a 1–100 ENERGY STAR score, which has become the industry standard for rating a facility’s energy performance 1 . The 1-100 score is a percentile ranking, so a property with a score of 93 is among the top 7.0% of similar properties for energy efficiency. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement 2 . All our properties are certified by one or both of these. Being the green champion for my building is important to me because it’s my part in protecting the environment for this generation and future generations, it is everyone’s responsibility. The rollout of our sustainability building standards have provided the properties accountability and guidelines for measured achievements helping us to strive to attain that next level. It was interesting to me to see what we have accomplished and how far we all still need to go in our efforts for sustainability. We have enjoyed the interaction with our tenants and to find out how passionate some of them are about the environment, what we can do as a community and howwe can help thembetter achieve their sustainability goals. Green Champion, Property Manager at Peachtree 1 2 3 2016 data is based on three properties; 2017 and 2018 data are based on five properties. Property Certification Figueroa ENERGY STAR® Michelson ENERGY STAR® LEED TM Gold Peachtree ENERGY STAR® Plaza ENERGY STAR® Exchange ENERGY STAR® LEED TM Gold 2016 - 2018 Energy Consumption and Intensity 3 20,000 30,000 40,000 60,000 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 50,000 10,000 2016 Energy Consumption (‘000kWh) Energy Intensity (ekWh/sf) Energy Consumption Energy Intensity Note: Energy intensity was calculated by dividing total energy consumption/ total gross floor area 2018 2017 17.4 17.5 15.6 Sustainability Report 2018 66 SUSTAINABLE PROPERTIES