Decarbonisation of built environment requires reliable reporting data

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With the UK’s regulatory requirements tightening, the built environment must prove its commitment to decarbonisation.

Digitising environmental performance data is a necessary step towards business success. In 2023 you can’t build a long-term strategy without incorporating ESG factors. Information must be collected and reported on a range of environmental performance metrics, including carbon output and electricity consumption, water use, and waste diversion.

By embracing technology, corporations can calculate their carbon footprint, ensure compliance with sustainability requirements, and compare their performance with competitors, as well as against their own mandated and voluntary targets,” said Stewart Connors, sales director EMEA at Measurabl.

“However, data is useless if it is difficult to understand. Measurabl displays the information in a user-friendly format, making it simple to ensure that stakeholder requirements are met, with built-in reporting models that allow customers to share trustworthy data with relevant parties. With growing pressure from regulators and other stakeholders, transparency concerning environmental impact is becoming an expectation, not a nice-to-have feature of compliant and competitive businesses.”

Buildings are responsible for more than 40 per cent of carbon emissions worldwide. It is time for real estate companies to prove that they are willing to invest in the future. To do so, accurate, readily available environmental performance data is essential to combat greenwashing and maintain a competitive edge in an unpredictable future.

ESG (environmental, social, governance) data has gone from ‘nice to have’ to a leading performance indicator for commercial real estate. ESG standards held by investors and regulators continue to evolve. As a real estate owner, you need to provide more accurate, granular data on demand. You also need a scalable solution that can grow with your portfolio.

Capturing ESG data creates value across your organisation, from company operations to financing activities. By acting on this data, you will improve your scores across multiple sustainability frameworks, increase brand resonance and enhance enterprise value.

Automate the collection of meter-level electricity, water, fuel, district and waste data from thousands of utilities. Track progress toward sustainability targets and compare your performance with custom peer groups.

Maintain social and governance documents alongside your built environment data. Ensure your green building certifications are always up-to-date.

Streamline the arduous annual reporting process to frameworks such as GRESB and CDP. You can also customize your own ESG reports on demand. ​

Leverage accurate, asset-level ESG data so you can implement physical climate risk strategies, improve operational efficiencies, and gain better access to capital.

Connect your people and locations globally to a single source of ESG truth. From there, manage targets and disclose results to global ESG frameworks such as GRESB, CDP and more.

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