As organizations begin to develop more nuanced sustainability programs that require the involvement of key stakeholders, such as tenants and employees, the challenge of how to engage these groups becomes more relevant. Whether implementing a short-term initiative, an event at a building, or a more comprehensive program across the entire organization, engaging stakeholders can help identify and prioritize opportunities, develop solutions, mitigate risks and create value. [Read more…]
When an organization first considers energy efficiency, the focus is almost always on ‘low-hanging fruit’ – actions or initiatives that are simple, turnkey, and require very little investment. These incremental efforts drive major impacts in terms of reducing carbon footprint and cost savings, leaving organizations eager to take the logical next steps. [Read more…]
As the second GRESB Health and Well-Being module submission cycle recently came to a close (July 1, 2017), well-being in real estate is not a fading trend. Rather, it is an investor, tenant, and employee driven consideration for real estate owners and operators.
In 2016, 174 entities (over 20% of respondents) voluntarily completed the GRESB Health and Well-Being module. An interesting data point from the report was that 60% of respondents said that the most senior decision maker for health and well-being issues was different that the senior sustainability decision maker. [Read more…]