With increased regulations, pressure from stakeholders, and scrutiny on public disclosures, third party of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories has quickly become common practice. Your inventory is the most foundational…
In preparation for the annual release of GRESB results, Stok and GRESB hosted a webinar on how to unpack GRESB results to level up ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) programs, featuring Dan Winters, Senior Director at GRESB, Kelly Hagarty, ESG Director at Stok, and Henry Heyman, ESG Manager at Woodbourne Capital Management. Here are eight key takeaways from the experts on GRESB, the ESG benchmark for institutional real estate investors and a framework of global best business practices.
California Senate Bill 253 (SB 253), also known as the “Climate Corporate Data Accountability Act”, achieved a significant milestone by passing the state’s Assembly on September 12, 2023, marking a crucial moment in the establishment of mandatory emissions reporting legislation on the state level. CA SB 253 is one of two separate bills of the Climate Accountability Package – SB 253 and SB 261 – which both aim to improve and increase corporate transparency. Focusing on SB 253, here we outline highlights of this historic bill, what organizations it impacts, and what you can do to prepare for it.
Understand carbon credits in concept but don’t know how to get started on your journey? This two-part FAQ explores some of the most common carbon credit questions to help enable organizations to effectively explore carbon markets in pursuit of decarbonization goals. Part 2 gets practical: how to strategically identify credible and cost-effective carbon credits, and when to invest in them.
So, you’re looking to buy carbon credits, but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Carbon credits as an emissions mitigation tool and investment opportunity are of increasing interest to the corporate world. In this two-part FAQ, we break down some of the most common carbon credit questions to help enable organizations to effectively explore carbon markets in pursuit of decarbonization goals. Part 1 covers the basics: what are carbon credits and why do they matter?
If you’re considering how to design your space for the health and well-being of occupants, you’ve likely encountered WELL and Fitwel. Despite the banter about competition, we’re not-so-secretly thrilled to have two robust frameworks to use when designing real estate solutions for people.
What’s the best way to optimize building energy performance, life-cycle costs, and carbon emissions reductions? While building owners and architects often default to their mechanical engineer to answer this question, a dedicated energy modeler can provide enhanced value when engaged to collaborate with the design team to optimize energy, costs, and carbon emissions.
In Greenbuild’s recent webinar on “Integrating Climate Risk into Your ESG Program: How to Tackle Portfolio Assessment, Risk Mitigation, and TCFD Reporting,” I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of climate experts in the commercial real estate industry as we dove into the climate toolbox to review best practices for developing and integrating a comprehensive climate change resilience program into an organization’s ESG program, overall business, and risk strategy. ICYMI, here’s a recap!
Building Performance Standards (BPS) – which set performance or emissions standards that buildings must meet over time – have completely changed the regulatory context for existing buildings. Colliding with this new regulatory framework is the steadily increasing focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics and reporting frameworks. In this new landscape, lease language should be a key part of every risk management, compliance, and ESG strategy.
As businesses strive for ambitious emissions reductions, electrification has become crucial in supporting corporate climate efforts and helping companies adhere to tightening mandates. For the building sector, this means replacing traditional fossil fuel-burning equipment with electric alternatives, which offers an effective means to reduce operational carbon emissions.