BREEAM the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for master planning, infrastructure, buildings and communities, and GRESB, the leading global sustainability benchmark for real estate portfolios, have announced a partnership to recognise the achievement of the real estate community in achieving high performance levels of responsible and sustainable real estate investment.
The partnership will be officially announced at the annual BREEAM Awards which are being held next month In London. An annual event, it recognises the achievement of exemplary BREEAM certified projects around the world. At this year’s event, BREEAM and GRESB are adding a new dimension with two new award categories. They are:
Leadership in Responsible Real Estate Investment – for the individual that has made the most valuable contribution to driving more sustainable real estate investment, and shown a personal commitment to driving sustainable investment and management within their own organisation through the use of building certifications.
Corporate Investment in Responsible Real Estate – for the real estate investment company that has made the strongest commitment to the use of building certifications in managing their portfolio. The judging criteria for this award is based on the proportion of total existing portfolio formally assessed and certified through generally accepted building certifications and the level of commitment to drive the achievement of higher levels through corporate policies.
The collaboration between BREEAM and GRESB promotes their shared goals of advancing transparency and sustainable performance in the real estate industry. The GRESB benchmark addresses issues including corporate sustainability strategy, policies and objectives, environmental performance monitoring, and the use of high-quality voluntary rating schemes such as BREEAM.
The winners of the awards will be announced at the BREEAM Awards 2017 for the real estate and construction sectors which takes place on Tuesday, March 7, at the London Marriott hotel. Hosted by TV presenter and former politician Michael Portillo, the evening represents an ideal networking opportunity for the real estate investment and construction community.
For full details and ticketing information, please visit www.breeam.com/awards