The Challenge for Sustainability brings together commercial real estate and business leaders in Greater Boston to increase energy efficiency, minimize waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Challenge participants represent over 45 million square feet of space and are achieving real and measurable reductions by:

  • Benchmarking facilities’ environmental impact with our Sustainability Scorecard;
  • Engaging in monthly events for networking and learning;
  • Sharing success stories to highlight achievements and motivate others; and
  • Reducing CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions 16% since 2009, through the implementation of 1,800 sustainability actions!

By coordinating their efforts, the Challenge for Sustainability and an elite group of businesses, property owners and institutions are positively impacting the environment, economic competitiveness, and quality of life of Greater Boston; preparing the region for a strong—and sustainable—future.

Kyle Cahill has been the Senior Manager of Corporate Citizenship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for over 3 years, where he is responsible for the company’s sustainability strategy and company efforts focused on the environmental health of communities. Kyle is accountable for executing on the strategic direction and day-to-day management of a company-wide sustainability program that includes assessing the impact of sustainability practices on the company and community at large.
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Featured Solution: “Offset Travel Emissions” 

Carbon offsets represent the reduction of carbon or other greenhouse gas emissions that are used to compensate for, or “offset,” greenhouse emissions elsewhere, including from vehicle fleets and business travel. Carbon offsets can come from a range of sources, such as renewable energy, methane capture and use, reforestation, and energy efficiency.