No matter where we are, we're green.

We have over 3.5 million square feet of office space. Each campus follows accepted benchmarks for green building design and construction that include the use of recycled building materials, reduced water consumption, and improved energy efficiency.

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Milwaukee campus

Tower, Commons & Van Buren—Leadership in Environmental Energy Design (LEED) certified Gold

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Franklin campus

Leadership in Environmental Energy Design (LEED) certified Silver

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New York City campus

Includes smart building control systems, carbon-negative flooring, and more

Ramping up the ways we recycle

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Our goal is to continually decrease waste going to landfills. By doing this, we can increase the efficiency of waste hauling, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions generated from hauling costs. Here's what we recycle now:

  • Batteries

  • Computers

  • Monitors

  • Eye glasses

  • Pens

  • Steel

  • Aluminum

  • Plastic

  • Glass

  • Paper

  • Cardboard

  • Lightbulbs

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Investing to make a world of difference

We strive to create positive, risk-adjusted, long-term outcomes for our clients, communities, and the environment. We recognize the impact that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors can have on the risks and returns of an investment over time.

$20B

in environmentally sensitive and socially responsible investments, including $3B in housing support for people with low incomes.

$20B

in environmentally sensitive and socially responsible investments, including $3B in housing support for people with low incomes.

Responsible real estate investing

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At Northwestern Mutual Real Estate (NMRE), we understand that investing in green buildings can have a positive impact on the well-being of an entire community. Our goal is to continue to identify and invest in environmentally-friendly opportunities including commercial and residential buildings, as well as solar and wind projects.

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