Managing Green and Healthy Buildings
Globally, MetLife’s offices comprise approximately 13.5 million square feet. We are committed to developing programs that improve the financial and environmental performance of building space that we own or operate. This includes a commitment to reducing our consumption of energy, water, plastics, paper and other natural resources, as well as to providing our employees with healthy spaces where they can thrive. We prioritize sustainable building materials and design, high levels of indoor air quality, natural light and sustainable amenities such as bike storage, healthy dining options and sit-stand desks.
MetLife has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications for over 34 million square feet of real estate—4.7 million square feet attributed to the corporate office network, including a new certification in Providencia, Chile, and 29.4 million square feet of MIM-managed real estate properties. This is a total of 82 buildings. In addition to LEED, MetLife prioritizes Energy Star, Fitwel, ISO 14001 and other sustainable building certification programs. MetLife has 12 Energy Star-certified buildings in the U.S. that cover 3.4 million square feet.
MetLife has obtained three Fitwel certifications in the U.S. Fitwel is a joint initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration, created to enhance all buildings and communities to strengthen health and well-being. The certifications cover 1.3 million square feet of real estate, including our global headquarters in New York City. MIM has also obtained Fitwel certifications for 17 properties held in its real estate equity investment portfolio.