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Green building certifications like BREEAM, LEED, EDGE, and Well are standards that assess the sustainability and environmental performance of buildings based on criteria such as energy efficiency, water usage, and indoor air quality.
Developed by the US Green Building Council, LEED (“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”) is a multi-criteria assessment system for identifying, implementing, and measuring sustainability in the construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings. This system is widely used in the United States and throughout the world. LEED works for all buildings, at all phases of development. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
The Well Building Standard® is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being. Well is administered by the International Well Building Institute™ (IWBI), a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. Well is third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), which administers LEED certification and LEED professional credentialing.
Developed by International Finance Corporation (IFC), EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) is a green building certification system focused on making new residential and commercial buildings more resource efficient. EDGE calculates the utility savings and reduced carbon footprint of your green building against a base case. For non-residential buildings, you can see how much extra it costs to build green – and how short a time it takes to earn back the money through operational savings. EDGE can be used for buildings of all vintages, including new construction, existing buildings, and major retrofits. EDGE presents the business case for green building in rapidly urbanizing areas, making green building attainable and acting as an important intervention tool in combating climate change.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It is a set of criteria used to evaluate the sustainability and societal impact of a company or organization. Environmental criteria include a company's impact on the environment, such as its carbon footprint and waste management practices. Social criteria include a company's treatment of its employees, customers, and the communities it operates in. Governance criteria include a company's leadership and management structure, as well as its transparency and ethical practices. ESG investing involves selecting investments based on these criteria, with the goal of promoting sustainability and responsible corporate behavior.
is evaluating a company’s performance in environmental, social, and governance aspects before investment, by researching, analyzing operations, policies, and practices and assessing risks and opportunities associated with the company’s ESG performance.
involves integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into an organization’s operations and decision-making to create long-term value and address societal issues.
our ESG consultants’ partner with you to build a strong roadmap that demonstrates your trajectory of improvement over time.
refer to guidelines and procedures to integrate environmental, social and governance considerations in operations and decision-making to meet ESG goals and objectives.
evaluates a company’s environmental, social, and governance performance through various methods and data collection, and is used for investment, stakeholder engagement, risk management, and creating ESG scores/ratings.
is an evaluation of a company’s performance in terms of its impact on the environment, its social responsibility and ethical practices, and its governance structure and policies. It typically involves collecting data and information on key ESG metrics, analyzing it and presenting a report to stakeholders on the company’s ESG performance and impact.
Carbon certification refers to the process of verifying that a building or organization has taken measures to minimize its carbon emissions and operate sustainably.
This verification is usually carried out by a third-party organization that administers a certification program, which sets specific standards and requirements for achieving carbon neutrality. The certification process involves measuring and quantifying the carbon emissions produced by the building or organization, identifying ways to reduce these emissions, and implementing solutions that result in a reduced carbon footprint.
The standards and requirements for carbon certification vary depending on the specific certification program being followed. However, common criteria often include energy efficiency measures, use of renewable energy sources, waste reduction and recycling practices, and sustainable transportation policies. Once the building or organization meets the requirements of the certification program, it is awarded a certificate that verifies its carbon neutrality and sustainability. This certificate can be used to demonstrate the organization's commitment to sustainability and to attract environmentally conscious consumers or investors.
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