– GRI Sustainability Reporting
– GRESB Building Benchmark
– LEED EB+OM Certification
– BOMA 360 Certification
– TRUE Zero Waste Certification
– Carbon Footprint Analysis
– Water Footprint Analysis
Now that your Sustainability Strategy is in place you’ll want to begin reporting you’re progress. Transparency is the foundation of a successful program.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report Guidelines provide you with the ability to to create reliable, relevant and standardized information to better assist with decision making for both Management as well as external stakeholders.
GRESB Building Benchmark – New audiences for sustainability information, like investors and regulators, are now calling for more and better performance data. GRESB the Global ESG Benchmark for Real Assets is an increasingly utilized tool to report ESG performance. Over 70 institutional and retail investors, collectively representing over USD 17 trillion in institutional capital use GRESB data and analytical tools.
Establish your properties’ leadership position by acquiring a LEED EB+OM, BOMA 360, and/or TRUE Zero Waste certifications.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. An investment in LEED equals a lifetime of returns. LEED certified buildings are safer, greener and save owners on maintenance costs over a building’s life cycle. Existing buildings hold incredible promise. Many older buildings around the world are energy hogs and water sieves. With some keen attention to building operations, that can be turned around drastically by using LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M). Consider that it can take up to 80 years to make up for the environmental impacts of demolishing an old building and constructing a new one, even if the resulting building is extremely energy efficient.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry. For building owners and managers who want to help their properties stand out from the crowd, there is no clearer mark of excellence than achieving the BOMA 360 designation.
Earning the prestigious BOMA 360 label demonstrates that a building is outperforming the competition across all areas of operations and management. It also translates into measurable savings and operational efficiencies, as well as higher levels of tenant satisfaction.
As the BOMA 360 program continues to expand around the globe, more and more properties are reaping the substantial benefits and significant return on investment that the designation offers, an unmistakable edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
TRUE Zero Waste certified spaces are environmentally responsible, more resource efficient and help turn waste into savings and additional income streams. By closing the loop, they cut greenhouse gases, manage risk, reduce litter and pollution, reinvest resources locally, create jobs and add more value for their company and community. TRUE also certifies events to improve their sustainability.
If you are considering pursuing a certification The Greninger Group will first conduct a GAP Analysis of your current operations & procedures. Once we have a clear understanding of what will need to be done we will make recommendations to help you achieve the desired level of certification.
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of your operations with a Carbon and/or Water Footprint Analysis.
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Greenhouse gases, including the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide and methane, can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, land clearance and the production and consumption of food, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services.
A water footprint shows the extent of water use in relation to consumption by people. The water footprint of a business is defined as the total volume of fresh water used to produce the goods and services consumed or produced by the business. Water use is measured in water volume consumed (evaporated) and/or polluted per unit of time.
Once you understand the footprint of your operation you can set your improvement goals, better manage your operations and communicate your achievements with your stakeholders.