Healthy Buildings provides comprehensive support to our clients in their pursuit of sustainability certifications, working as an extension of our clients’ internal teams from project inception through certification. With a proven track record of success that includes the management of such projects since 2008, the Sustainability Team employs an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that is focused on cost-effectiveness, reliability, and the triple bottom line. Healthy Buildings develops client-specific corporate sustainability programs by identifying and marketing best practices, identifying improvement opportunities, analyzing costs and benefits, providing technical services to achieve operational efficiencies, and reporting accomplishments.
Whether the goal is to earn a certification, report to shareholders, or simply implement an internal sustainability program, the corporate sustainability team provides the tools to get you there. Our approach varies based on the details of each certification protocol but follows the general strategy below.
- Conduct a feasibility assessment
- Facilitate certification meetings
- Establish project specific goals
- Develop implementation strategies
- Train all involved project or tenant personnel
- Develop and implement performance tracking tools
- Prepare required documentation
- Submit project for certification review
Contact us to speak to a sustainability expert and strategize how to achieve your goals.
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets worldwide.
Healthy Buildings GRESB Project Managers convene the REITs required stakeholders and work methodically throughout the year to collect required data through surveys and interviews, and provide the data collection, analytics and reporting for all quantitative and qualitative GRESB questions.
For quantitative data collection, we maintain Master Portfolio Manager Accounts to provide regular updates to Property Use Types and integrate on-going utility data. We train Property Management teams on Standard Operating Procedures for Portfolio Manager, as well as hosting a series of Operations & Maintenance trainings to empower on-site Property Managers to identify and implement efficiency measures. We identify targets for Energy Star and other sustainability certifications (high performers) and energy audits (for lower performers). In addition, we maintain compliance with all local benchmarking and auditing/retro-commissioning ordinances.
For qualitative data collection, we interview individual assets and provide entity-wide internal energy assessments as a starting point for improvements. We utilize our proprietary tracking tool to streamline the process and develop a continuous improvement plan. Healthy Buildings analyzes and targets key assets within the entity based on property use types and square footage to achieve the highest level of performance.
We provide technical assessments, certifications, and work as the owner’s representative to implement energy, water, and waste efficiency measures to reduce the footprint of the entity. We provide the tools for portfolio-level implementation such as policies, trainings, and resource guides. Ultimately, we develop a program tailored to each REIT based on its current standing, and provide the resources to complete the assessment and submit all required data to GRESB, while developing and implementing a continuous improvement plan.
Healthy Buildings provides comprehensive support to our clients in their pursuit of LEED certification, working as an extension of our clients’ internal teams from project inception through certification. With a proven track record of success that includes the management of LEED projects since 2008, the Sustainability Team employs an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach that is focused on cost-effectiveness, reliability, and the triple bottom line.
WELL Building Certification
The WELL Building Standard™ is the first standard to integrate human health and wellness into the design, construction, maintenance and operations of buildings.
Do you need WELL project management support? If so, Healthy Buildings can help your team manage the WELL certification process. Our highly trained, WELL-accredited professionals will manage the entire WELL process from project management to engineering support. Read more…
BREEAM In-Use is a benchmarking and certification method available to all existing commercial buildings, regardless of size, age or performance level. BREEAM is the original green building rating system, developed by BRE (Building Research Establishment) in 1990. Today, it is the most widely used program with over
2,200,000 registered projects and over 550,000 certified assets.
Certification of existing buildings with BREEAM In-Use provides investors and property owners with increased ROI and greater market value for their properties. Why choose BREEAM over other green building rating systems? BREEAM is based on BRE funded cutting-edge research which makes BREEAM the most robust green building rating system in the marketplace.