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Special thanks to Artists for Humanities for designing and crafting the unique awards!

 

Carbon Cup Participants 

Entered in 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital - Partners HealthCare

Achieved in 2014: 5.6 million square feet Committed by 2020:

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Partners HealthCare

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020: 3.1 million square feet (35%)

Harvard University

Achieved in 2014: 1.1 million square feet (35%) Committed by 2020: 30% absolute reduction across N. American campus by 2016

Boston University

Achieved in 2014: 1.1 million square feet (35%) Committed by 2020: 5.2 million square feet (35%)

 

Entered in 2015

Boston Properties

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020: 1.5 million square feet (35%)

Boston Medical Center

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020: 2.8 million square feet (35%)

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020: 1.2 million square feet (35%)

 

Entered in 2016

AvalonBay Communities

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020:

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020:

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Achieved in 2014: Committed by 2020:

 

Entered in 2017

John Hancock Life Insurance Companies

Achieved in 2017: Committed by 2020: 2.2 million square feet (35%)

 

About the Carbon Cup 

The Mayor's Carbon Cup began in April 2014, and recognizes the emissions reduction commitments of large organizations. Participants must enroll at least 1 million square feet and commit to a 35 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

By pledging, participants will be known as Carbon Cup Pledges and are eligible for the Mayor’s Carbon Cup. Carbon Cup Pledges are a trailblazing group of city, state, and national leaders that will demonstrate the depth of possible GHG cuts to others in their respective sectors.

The Mayor’s Carbon Cup emphasizes how important large institutions are to the city’s emissions reduction goals. Mayor Walsh’s Climate Action Plan is the City of Boston’s roadmap for achieving a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Success will require the commitment of all Bostonians, and large building portfolios will need to lead by aiming for higher emissions reduction targets.

 

Interested in Participating in the Carbon Cup?

If you are interested in joining, please contact benjamin.silverman@boston.gov. 
Some of our partner organizations on the Carbon Cup, who can aid in supporting property portfolios, include:

1. A Better City: as a member of ABC’s Sustainable Buildings Initiative, you will receive hands-on technical assistance and guidance, and have direct access to city, state, and private incentives and subsidies that will help you make investments to improve your bottom line and the environment.

2. Health Care Without Harm

3. Green Ribbon Commission