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 2015, the Office Fund participated for the fourth time in the GRESB assessment and improved its score slightly (after an 85% improvement in 2014).
Following the successful implementation of the action plan to enhance overall GRESB performance, in 2014 the Office Fund emerged with a ‘Green Star’ classification, the highest category in the GRESB scoring system. In 2015, the Office Fund was awarded Green Star status for the second year in a row.