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On 1 March 2018, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) published the 2018 Assessment Reference Guides and Modules. Companies are allowed a three-month window to complete their submission between 1 April and 1 July 2018.

We have highlighted three important changes in the 2018 Reference Guide:

Resilience module
Introduced as an optional supplement to Real Estate, Developer, and Infrastructure Assessment. Questions are related to companies’ approaches to tackle climate resilience issues of their real estate portfolios, infrastructure and assets.

Health and Well-being module
Final year of voluntary reporting for the Real Estate or Developer Assessments. Information collected this year, together with the previous two years, will inform the development of material indicators for the full integration in 2019.

Scoring methodology reference
This is the first time the 2017 Real Estate Scoring document is shared as an additional source of information on the Assessment Portal to increase transparency around the assessment.

Complemented by our technical engineering capability and expertise in sustainable design, Cundall supports companies with their GRESB submissions. 

Cundall's GRESB Advisory Services include:

  • Compiling sustainability performance data  
  • Responding to the GRESB’s annual assessments  
  • Engaging stakeholders  
  • Assessing risk and opportunity  
  • GRESB improvement planning 
  • Setting goals and targets  
  • Developing strategy, policy and governance programs 

For more information about Cundall’s GRESB Advisory Service, please contact:
Asia - Ding Li
MENA - Hala Yousef
Australia - Hannah Morton
UK, Ireland & Europe - Simon Wyatt