2022 preliminary results and Review Period

Preliminary results

As of September 1, 2022, preliminary results are available for all participants in the GRESB Portal under a strict embargo. These results are not shared with GRESB Investor Members and cannot be used for public communication or engagement.

For real estate participants, the 2022 benchmark report includes a new portfolio decarbonization section, which presents the portfolio’s alignment with pathways developed by CRREM. This analysis is based on the most current CRREM pathways (September 2022), which are expected to be updated in early 2023. More information about this analysis is included in the benchmark report.

Final 2022 assessment results, rankings, and benchmarks will be released on October 3, 2022. At this time, participants will be welcome to privately share their results internally and with investors, but we ask all participants to delay public communications (news releases and social media posts) until October 17, 2022, 23:59 PST when GRESB will release aggregate results to the media.

The Review Period is open from September 1 through September 15

The Review Period is an opportunity for participants to officially request a formal review of their preliminary results prior to the release of final results in October.

Requests are made at the entity level and will be reviewed by GRESB and its third-party validation team, Sustainability Assurance Services (formerly SRI). Submitting the Review Period form means GRESB has permission to invoice the submitter should one of the following conditions be met:

  1. The participant has made an error and would like to amend submitted responses (i.e. indicator checkbox selection, values reported in a table, asset-level data (Real Estate), supporting evidence, documents/hyperlinks).
  2. The participant challenges a validation decision and upon additional review by Sustainability Assurance Services, the decision is deemed correct and remains unchanged.

The GRESB team will evaluate the requests on a rolling basis and get back to the participant within five working days. If the request pertains to a data input change, GRESB will review the requested change and, if deemed appropriate, reopen the Assessment. The participant can then correct their response and resubmit their Assessment. Note that newly-inputted data is subject to validation and – in all cases where the Assessment is reopened – a fee will be invoiced, which is explained in detail in the Portal.

The submitter will not be invoiced when:

  1. The request to change a data input is rejected following review by GRESB and Sustainability Assurance Services.
  2. The challenge of the validation decision is successful (i.e. the Sustainability Assurance Services decision is overturned without the need for additional documentation).

To place a review request, please submit the Review Period Process Form found in the GRESB Portal by September 15, 2022, 23:59 PDT.

How to request a Review Period

Participants that want to take part in the Review Period should:

  1. Log into the Portal
  2. Click on the name of the entity they would like to review, to “View Assessments”
  3. Click on “Assessment services”
  4. Click on “Request Review Period”

Learn more about the Review Period.