Moving the Goalposts: The History of Green Building and Performance

The contemporary concept of green building dates to the development of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the late 1980s and the release of the first version of BREEAM for Offices in 1990. This pioneering tool was followed by the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in 1998. They have since been joined by many tools to define, evaluate, and recognize superior buildings.

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Performance-Based Occupant Engagement: New Technology Tackles Long-Standing Challenges

New tools and technology are making it easier to understand and manage real world occupant experience. Four specific strategies can turn technology into effective management.

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A Performance-Based Future for Real Asset ESG Reporting

During the past decade, GRESB has worked closely with institutional investors to create a global benchmark for the environmental, social, and government performance of real assets. This long-term effort has been rooted in the belief that information should be aggregated to the level of an investable entity — a company, fund, JV, or similar vehicle […]

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