Foundation Board Update | August 2022

The GRESB Foundation is pleased to share an update on recent committee appointments and upcoming initiatives below.

Foundation Board open call for nominations is closed

Thank you to all GRESB members that have considered or nominated themselves for a position on the GRESB Foundation Board. All nominations are currently being reviewed by the standing Foundation Board members. The new appointments should be announced shortly. 

New appointment to the Real Estate Standards Committee

Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation at the Green Building Council of Australia, has been appointed by the Foundation Board to join the Real Estate Standards Committee, with immediate effect. As reported previously, the Foundation Board decided to increase the size of the Real Estate Standards Committee by one member (to 16 in total), with an aim to address underrepresentation from the Oceania region. We offer Mr. Chapa our warm congratulations! 

GRESB Standards Roadmap

The GRESB Foundation continues its work on the Standards Roadmap, building on the vision published earlier this year. The GRESB Foundation Standards Committees met this week to review the detailed proposals for changes to the 2023 Standards and formulate their final recommendations to the Foundation Board. The Foundation Board is then scheduled to review these recommendations and approve the 2023 changes during their meeting scheduled mid September. The GRESB Foundation will, shortly after that, communicate the changes to the 2023 Assessments to the wider audience. Stay tuned for a more extensive update next month. 

GRESB regional information session in Australia

As part of the effort to engage more broadly with GRESB members, beyond the GRESB Foundation formal governance groups, a first information and Q&A session was hosted in-person in Australia on August 30, 2022. The GRESB Foundation thanks the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia for their generous help in hosting this session. The objectives of this session were to inform about the main changes to the governance model of the organization, how it will support the development of the GRESB Standards going forward, and offer a chance to discuss and collect feedback. Sessions for other regions, similar to this one, will be planned and announced shortly.