Scoring points on GRESB with stakeholder engagement
If real estate owners were to engage their tenants with their sustainability goals, their buildings would thrive. Engaged tenants lead to energy savings, a higher GRESB score, a better relationship between owner and occupier, and a joint effort to become Paris Proof. Stakeholder engagement in general is a big opportunity. But where do you start?
Engagement is “being emotionally involved or committed to something”. The something, in this case, being a more sustainable building. When it comes to tenant engagement, the status quo is hard to pinpoint. The starting point differs between companies and even individual buildings in the same portfolio. However, there’s probably some low hanging fruit for all companies.
Going from zero engagement to committed tenants is great. Because you love the planet, but also because investment parties prefer a portfolio that scores higher on GRESB. Being a frontrunner in the greener buildings department is also great. And showing off to your (potential) tenant doesn’t hurt either. 😉
In order to really get going with engagement, you can’t overlook data collection. Thankfully, most (bigger) parties don’t. If you’re trying to score on GRESB, you will surely do some form of data collection. It might not be smart, or even automated, but it’s something. Now it’s time to take it to the next level and work your data.
How can you profit from tenant engagement? Read our whitepaper to find out how experts consider this subject and the kind of solutions they see in today’s market.