duke realty grows corporate responsibility team
Duke Realty the leading domestic-only, pure-play logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, has hired David Crist in the company’s newly created role of renewable energy manager. In his role, Crist will be responsible for executing Duke Realty's renewable energy strategy across the company’s 160-million-square-foot portfolio. Additionally, he will monitor and evaluate energy conservation innovations and sustainability initiatives for efficacy and potential deployment.
“Duke Realty’s commitment to implementing sustainable building practices including the continuation of our award-winning community solar projects and investments in renewable energy initiatives are critical to meeting our carbon neutrality goal by 2025,” said Megan Basore, Duke Realty’s vice president of Corporate Responsibility. “David brings nearly a decade of energy and sustainability experience to the team and his expertise will help us continue to lead the industry in ESG initiatives and meet our goal.”
Prior to joining Duke Realty, Crist served as energy and sustainability manager at NFI Industries, a leading third-party logistics provider, in Camden, New Jersey, where he managed the solar portfolio, helped standardize utility processes across the enterprise and negotiated electric and gas commodities in deregulated markets. Before NFI Industries, he worked for CubeSmart L.P. in the same capacity, manager of sustainability and energy, overseeing energy management for more than 750 self-storage facilities and operating building management systems for 75 properties in 14 states. Crist started his career working as a systems performance analyst for Tozour Energy Systems Inc. where he learned how to implement energy conservation measures and conducted energy audits. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified energy manager, licensed by the Association of Energy Engineers.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 160 million rentable square feet of industrial assets in 19 major U.S. logistics markets. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is a component of the S&P 500. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com. Duke Realty also can be followed on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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