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09 Feb 2017

BREEAM and GRESB are partnering to recognise the achievement of the real estate community in reaching high performance levels in responsible and sustainable real estate investment.

GRESB is the investor-driven organisation, committed to assessing the environmental and social performance of real estate assets globally. It has more than 250 members, more than 60 are pension funds and their fiduciaries, who use GRESB data in their investment management processes, with a clear goal to optimise the risk/return profile of their investments.

The BREEAM Awards is an annual event recognising the achievement of exemplary BREEAM certified projects around the world.

BREEAM and GRESB are adding a new dimension for 2017 with two new award categories:

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 addition of these two award categories reflects BREEAM’s increasing focus on wider portfolio performance and the opportunity to link with organisations such as GRESB to drive improved performance.

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 7th March at the London Marriott hotel. Full details including ticketing information can be found at www.breeam.com/awards

Simon Guy
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