Property investors in Asia increasingly understand the financial benefits of operating resource efficient, sustainable buildings.
GRESB is designed to help investors, asset managers and real estate companies assess the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of their assets.
GRESB provides the means to formally report this information to investors, and benchmark against peers, local, regional and national performance.
GRESB assesses performance on issues including: governance, environmental impacts (e.g. energy consumption and carbon emissions), health and safety and stakeholder engagement.
The 2022 real estate benchmark saw the largest ever growth in total numbers, with 1,820 entities now participating worldwide, covering USD 6.9 trillion of GAV across 74 countries. GRESB portal is open for assessment submission every year from 1st April to 1st July. The key dates for GRESB 2023 submission can be found here.
Whether you are reporting to GRESB for the first time, or have been reporting for many years, we can help get you started or improve your performance. We help our clients continuously improve on their GRESB score and use GRESB as a meaningful tool to drive stakeholder engagement and sustainability.
Our GRESB support services include technical guidance on the questionnaire and scoring assessment, advisory on online portal and response submission, and support for data management.
For first time reporters, we provide an overview of GRESB requirements, gap analysis to identify and prioritise areas for action, review of data, policy and initiatives.
For advanced reporters, we undertake a detailed scoring assessment, provide support with answering new / updated questions, review key evidence against GRESB requirements, conduct peer review and analyse data (e.g energy, GHG emissions, water and waste).
We have been conducting GRESB training (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Asia since 2016.
This training is designed to support participants reporting to the GRESB Real Estate Assessment. It is suitable both for new participants and for existing participants who would like a refresher on the reporting process. Importantly, it also allows participants to learn from their peers.
The training includes areas such as the scoring process and helping participants identify ways to increase their score during the assessment process. Participants are also assumed to not have attended GRESB’s online training.
Training sessions are run in Singapore between April and May each year. You can sign up for the training here.
Towards net-zero emissions real estate in Asia
As climate change manifests its impacts in intensifying extreme weather events around the world, a growing number of governments and organisations are committing to long-term net-zero emission targets. Buildings consume 32% of the global energy supply and play an important role in achieving net-zero targets.