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MAR 2019

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the leader March 2019 43 Kilroy r ealty Corporation's 350 Mission s treet, fully leased to s alesforce Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) became an early adopter of the healthy building movement by committing to apply Fitwel at scale as a Fitwel Champion. KRC has earned Fitwel certifications for more than 4 million square feet (371,612 sq. m.) of office space (representing 32 percent of its portfolio), affecting more than 10,500 people. Last year, the GRESB Health and Well-being Module named KRC a 2018 Regional Sector Leader, recognizing its achievement of earning the highest overall GRESB score within the Americas for its office space. "Achieving Fitwel certification, and the recognition it earns in GRESB, demonstrates to our investors that we have an understanding of how our buildings can promote health outcomes for our tenants and, further, that we are acting on that knowledge to improve our buildings and quality of life for those who occupy them," said Sara Neff, senior vice president of sustainability for Kilroy. Through the use of Fitwel, Kilroy has strategically prioritized upgrades across its portfolio, already receiving several Fitwel 1- and 2-Star ratings. 350 Mission in San Francisco achieved one of KRC's most notable Fitwel certifications, achieving a Fitwel 2-Star rating. A 30-story office tower in the downtown area, KRC developed and also currently manages this property, which is fully leased to Salesforce. KRC saw Fitwel certification as an opportunity to validate the positive impact the building's design and operations has on the health of Salesforce's employees. Notable amenities that promote employee health in 350 Mission include the following: • an accessible stairwell located prominently near the building entrance to encourage daily and incidental forms of activity and movement; our research tells us that taking the stairs just six flights a day offsets more than 1 pound of annual weight gain, 4 while a 1 percent reduction in weight saves between $83 to $103 annually in medical costs 5 • a dedicated, private lactation room, outfitted with supportive features to encourage breastfeeding and benefit maternal and child health • the adoption and implementation of an indoor-air-quality policy to advance a healthy office environment Photo: Kilroy Realty Corp. Photo: Kilroy Realty Corp.

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