2016 GRESB Data

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2016 GRESB Data Shows 90 Percent of Property Companies and Funds Actively Manage Carbon Emissions

Amsterdam – (Sept. 7, 2016) – GRESB, the leading data provider for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets, today released the results of the 2016 GRESB Real Estate, Developer and Debt assessments. The new data shows that real estate companies and funds are improving across all aspects of ESG performance, including a 1.2 percent reduction in energy consumption, 2 percent reduction in GHG emissions and close to 1 percent reduction in water use and are putting greater focus on occupant health and well-being. Read more...
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September 29- Brussels: EPRA - GRESB - INREV Event: How the Real Estate Sector Can Contribute to Meet the COP21 Targets

One-third of global greenhouse gas emissions are a result of energy use in the built environment. The signing of the 2015 Paris Agreement (COP21) by over 200 nations signifies that the international community has come to recognize the important role buildings and cities must have in achieving global objectives related to sustainability and energy efficiency. To meet this challenge, the leading European real estate associations, EPRA and INREV, the global standard for assessing and benchmarking real estate portfolios, GRESB, the European Commission’s DG Energy and the United Nations Environment Programme have come together to present an actionable agenda following the Paris Agreement. Read more...
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In the Press

September 16, 2016
Real estate firms improve sustainability Read more ...

September 7, 2016
ANZ property funds, companies lead GRESB global ranking on sustainability Read more ...

September 7, 2016
Australia tops sustainable building charts for seventh year running Read more ...

September 7, 2016
Seventh GRESB sustainability survey shows ESG reporting is the new normal Read more ...

September 7, 2016
Real estate investors cut energy consumption by 2% – GRESB Read more ...
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2016 GRESB Real Estate Debt Data

In 2016, 18 debt funds participated in the GRESB Real Estate Debt Assessment, an increase of 80 percent. The average GRESB Debt Score increased by 6 percent to 48. The 2016 GRESB Real Estate Debt Assessment represents the current state of ESG in lending practices as informed by leading primary lenders and private equity investment management firms.

Green Bond Working Group

GRESB has convened the GRESB Green Bond Working Group to support future development of the GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector, stimulate the market and evolve best practices.

2016 GRESB Real Estate and Developer Data

A record 759 real estate companies and funds participated in the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, representing more than 66,000 assets across 63 countries, with a value of 2.8 trillion USD. Entities reporting to GRESB for seven consecutive years outperform their peers by an average of 12 points across all aspects of ESG.


2016 GRESB Infrastructure Results Released in mid-October

The GRESB Infrastructure data validation process is currently underway. The 2016 GRESB Infrastructure results will be released in October. More information coming soon.

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