In 2020, Healthcare Realty established an initial set of goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that align with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A summary of these goals, including a new goal added in 2021, as well as our current achievement status, is detailed below.


Increase the amount of square footage with LED lighting by at least 15% per year.

Increased LED lighting by 652,000 square feet in 2020, an increase of 19% over the prior year.

Incorporate and maintain direct digital control (Energy Management System) building technology into 80% of Healthcare Realty’s properties.

Actively utilizing building automation to reduce energy consumption and grid demand in 89% of our portfolio square footage as of 12/31/2020.

Certify a minimum of 80% of new development projects to LEED® standards.

We owned six LEED® certified properties totaling 758,000 square feet as of 9/30/21, including one new development completed in 2020. In 2021, we began planning a new 106,000 square foot LEED redevelopment project in Nashville.

Increase the number of properties with green building certifications (LEED, Energy Star®, IREM® CSP or other similarly recognized third party certification) by at least 40 buildings, bringing our total green building certified properties to 45 by 2025.

New target established in 2021.

Reduce baseline energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10% by 2026 over a 2016 baseline.

9.5% energy savings in 2020 compared to a 2016 baseline.
8.1% GHG savings in 2020 compared to a 2016 baseline.


Evaluate annually the Company’s employee benefits package to ensure that it is both competitive and meeting the needs of employees.

The Company's benefits package was reviewed in 2020 with employee feedback taken into consideration. The review showed that our benefits package is competitive and well received by our employees.

Maintain a desirable workplace so that the voluntary three-year-average annual employee turnover is less than 11% and officer turnover is less than 5%.

2018 – 2020 Average employee voluntary turnover: 10.7%
2018 – 2020 Average officer voluntary turnover: 2.9%

Offer at least a $15 per hour wages to all full-time employees.

All full-time Healthcare Realty employees were paid more than $15 per hour in 2020.


Enhance diversity by having women and/or minorities represent at least a third of the Board of Directors by 2022.

This goal was achieved with the addition of a new board member in May 2021, bringing the percentage of women and/or minorities represented on the board to 33.3%.