Each quarter, we compare energy use in quarterly benchmarking reports, giving us a clear overview of the energy use per building. This gives us insight into various user profiles and enables us to introduce energy-saving measures and record the actual improvements due to these measures.
Benchmarking based on the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) gives the Office Fund greater insight into the opportunities to improve the sustainability performance measured at Fund level. In 2014, the Office Fund participated for the third time in the GRESB and improved its score significantly, increasing its overall score by over 85% taking it to second in its peer group.
Following the successful implementation of the action plan to enhance overall GRESB performance, the Fund emerged with a ‘Green Star’ classification, the highest category in the GRESB scoring system, no less than two years ahead of schedule.