Energy Summit Session: GRESB Reporting Updates and Insights
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) program was established to provide comparable and reliable data on the environmental, social and governance performance of real estate investments.
It’s widely popular in other parts of the globe and is rapidly gaining popularity in North America for good reason: GRESB compliance isn’t just about checking the boxes—these standards provide real results at the properties that implement them.
Earlier this year, Dan Winters, GRESB Head of the Americas, and Lexie Goldberg, Director of Global Sustainability for Greystar, presented a live session at our annual Energy Summit* event.
Their discussion includes:
- An overview of the GRESB program
- Investor sustainability expectations
- Environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends
- Performance data derived from real-world implementations
The impact of COVID-19 has ensured that the trend toward tracking energy usage through benchmarking will continue. Savings through conservation will gain even more importance in an environment where rent increases will be harder to come by.
*The Energy Summit, held in February 2020, is the only industry conference focused exclusively on the latest utility management best practices, trends and technology. This conference is hosted by RealPage® and brings together leaders from government and industry to discuss the latest ways to conserve resources, improve NOI and navigate a complex regulatory environment.
If you’re interested in attending our next Summit at the beginning of 2021, please contact your account manager. We’d love for you join us.
Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.
Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.
Dan WintersCRE, Head of Americas, GRESB
Lexie GoldbergLEED AP O+M, Director, Global Sustainability, Greystar
Lexie is responsible for administering Greystar’s sustainability programs globally. She works across the management, development and investment teams to coordinate reporting and develop standards and programing designed to reduce Greystar’s carbon footprint and consumption at the asset, portfolio and organizational level. Lexie received her MBA in Sustainability from the University of Denver and has her LEED AP O+M designation which enables her to continue to advance the company’s sustainability mission.