ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Information for CRE Owners and Operators

ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Information for CRE Owners and Operators

Presented by Grace Hill


Session Information


2020 and 2021 were critical years for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in real estate, prompting investors to evaluate and adopt a more strategic approach to sustainability propelled by a global pandemic, climate-related disruptions, and social change.


As this trend continues, commercial real estate owners and operators, in particular, are finding significant value in incorporating real estate strategies that encompass ESG goals. And in many cases, they are also utilizing GRESB (formerly known as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) reporting to maximize how they can be more transparent about ESG programs, progress, and performance.


We invite you to join Grace Hill’s upcoming webinar, “ESG, GRESB & Reporting: Unpacking Critical Insights for CRE Owners and Operators,” where we will take a deeper look at the impact and evolution of ESG, GRESB, and Reporting with Brenna S. Walraven, an internationally recognized leader in commercial real estate and sustainability, and John Falco, real estate thought leader with 25+ years of experience in the office, industrial, retail, and residential sectors.




During this informational webinar, owners and operators will learn about:


  • Marketplace changes and context for ESG focus;
  • Clearer definitions of ESG terms and acronyms;
  • Components of an effective ESG strategy;
  • Benefits of GRESB participation;
  • Engagement pathways.







Tuesday, February 22, 2022

2:00 PM ET

11:00 AM PT




LIVE Webinar


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About Grace Hill


Grace Hill provides technology-enabled solutions that help owners and operators of real estate properties increase property performance, reduce operating risk and grow top talent. Its industry-leading solutions covering policy, training, assessment, survey, and data-driven insights are bolstered by years of real estate experience, in-depth service-level expertise, and outstanding customer support.

Smart Building Bootcamp: Energy Management on the Path to Carbon Neutrality (Part II)

Smart Building Bootcamp: Energy Management on the Path to Carbon Neutrality (Part II)

Presented by Realcomm


Session Information


Intelligent building technologies are a critical component to realizing operational cost efficiency, healthy work environments, risk management and the experiences that define the smart building of the future. This series presents industry use cases for design, development and management of smart, energy efficient, high-performance buildings and examines how to create and execute a smart building strategy in the current environment, applying time tested principles to achieving a future ready and scalable approach for your project and/or portfolio.


Across the US, building owners and operators are tasked with making energy efficiency upgrades and/or decarbonizing their power supply to meet new emission reduction targets. This session reviews best practices for operational efficiencies and showcases portfolios that are committed to reducing embodied carbon emissions.







Thursday, January 27, 2022

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT




LIVE Webinar


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About Realcomm


Realcomm was founded with the goal of bringing industry leaders together to discuss, demonstrate, and debate the latest innovations to impact the commercial real estate industry.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates 30 Years of Climate Partnerships

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates 30 Years of Climate Partnerships

Dear Partners:


2021 marks a milestone celebration.


It was 30 years ago that an innovative idea took hold with the advent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Partnership Programs. These voluntary programs serve to broaden and diversify the EPA’s climate approach—working hand-in-hand with private sector organizations and others to achieve more than would be possible through federal regulations alone.


As an ENERGY STAR supporter, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS) invites you to join the celebration and to help spread the word about the cumulative impacts of the EPA’s Climate Partnership Programs.




Impact At-a-Glance

  • More than 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been prevented from entering our atmosphere
  • American consumers and businesses have saved more than $500 billion.
  • These programs drove reductions equivalent to 8% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 alone.


Market Share and Impact on Commercial Real Estate

  • Thousands of organizations, including 40% of Fortune 500 and 33 industrial sectors, partner with EPA to help advance energy efficiency.
  • More than 270,000 commercial buildings (representing more than 25% of all commercial floor space in the U.S.) actively benchmarking energy use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to measure, track, and improve their energy performance.
  • Compared to typical buildings, ENERGY STAR certified buildings drive investment in energy efficiency.
    • Average Sale Price = up to 31% more
    • Average Rental Rate = up to 16% more


At CSS, we know the business case for sustainability, and we believe in doing well by doing good.


It’s important to share how businesses, organizations, and communities are impacting climate change. We appreciate your dedication and continued partnership to strengthen our economies while improving lives and our planet.




Brenna Walraven, BOMA Fellow, BOMI-HP®, CPM®, RPA®

President & CEO

Corporate Sustainability Strategies

Efficiency Pays. Always Has. Always Will.


Join EPA’s 30th Anniversary Celebration


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Earth Day 2021: “Restore Our Earth” Every Day

Earth Day 2021: “Restore Our Earth” Every Day

Today, 1 billion individuals in over 190 countries mobilize for action every Earth Day.  World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and leaders of tomorrow are all involved.


On April 22, 2021, is hosting its Earth Day Live digital event. The global show begins at 12 PM Eastern Time.


Restore Our Earth™ is Earth Day’s 2021 theme, which examines natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.


Topics include:


  • Climate and environmental literacy
  • Climate restoration technologies
  • Reforestation efforts
  • Regenerative agriculture
  • Equity and environmental justice
  • Citizen science
  • Cleanups, and more.


In celebration of Earth Day’s 51st Anniversary, here are 51 actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year.


For more information on Earth Day visit