GBCI Joins Forces with GRESB


Move creates asset-to-portfolio toolkit for measuring sustainability of world’s largest asset class
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the global LEED® green building rating system, the WELL Building Standard®, the PEER™ program and other sustainability initiatives, announced today that it has acquired GRESB (the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark), an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.

GRESB Launches Survey for Real Estate Debt Funds


Global sustainability benchmark now serves the full spectrum of real estate capital providers

May 4, 2015, Amsterdam - GRESB, the leading global standard for portfolio-level sustainability assessments in real estate, today released the 2015 GRESB Debt Survey. Serving real estate equity investors with ESG data since its launch in 2009, GRESB will now also assist institutional investors in real estate debt. The debt assessment will apply a standardized reporting framework, enabling investors to extend ESG integration to their real estate debt investments.

GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector


Significant growth expected in the green property bond market

Amsterdam, June 3, 2015 – GRESB, the leading standard for sustainability performance measurement and benchmarking in the real estate industry, today released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector. The Guidelines complement the Green Bond Principles (GBP) by providing specific real estate and construction sector guidance for capital market participants when originating and/or investing in green bonds.