CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBRE, the world’s largest real estate investment manager, is providing clients with vital building information to meet their energy and sustainability goals, ensuring regulatory compliance and streamlining external reporting, with software from cr360, part of UL EHS Sustainability.
Thanks to new regulations, buildings with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of F or G cannot be let or renewed to existing or new tenants from 2018 in the UK. However, as this information is rarely known or stored by landlords, CBRE needed a tailored system to support its EPC Risk Mitigation Project, helping to identify risk and provide coherent information on actual or estimated EPC ratings. It also wanted to collect data on electricity, gas, water and waste consumption to be incorporated into annual reporting and to provide greater context around building performance.
CBRE chose to work with cr360, which was able to provide a reporting system tailored to its needs, including a centralised storage system for all collected information as well as auto generating reports and data exports. cr360 met CBRE’s key requirements of allowing easy data entry by property managers, having auditable processes for the energy team, and providing high level visuals for fund managers.
“We were thoroughly impressed with the flexibility of the cr360 system. Monitoring the energy performance with this level of precision is integral to meeting our clients’ sustainability goals and helping them to comply with the upcoming UK Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards legislation,” said Sabrina Hearn, Senior Sustainability Consultant, CBRE Ltd. “The ability to easily collate and review fundamental data for reporting and audits also delivered significant efficiency gains.”
CBRE is now using the cr360 system to capture vital data on building energy initiatives and performance in order to comply with the upcoming UK Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation. With cr360, CBRE benefits from an easy to access database for all properties, with access tailored to individual users and the portfolios they manage. The system supports the storing and uploading of EPCs and other sustainability certificates and information, while intuitive dashboards display information and provide a basis for decision making. Automated, dynamic reporting to stakeholders streamlines the process and increases efficiency.
In addition, CBRE uses the cr360 system to centralise all Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) evidence pack information, streamlining the reporting process and ensuring it has a robust set of records in place for audit purposes.
“As the world’s largest real estate investment manager, CBRE is committed to ensuring the highest levels of sustainability reporting for its clients,” said Richard Kirby, Product Director, UL EHS Sustainability. “By working with cr360, CBRE has been able to streamline the reporting process, mitigate risk, centralise information and provide dynamic real-time dashboards to staff and clients, enabling regulatory compliance and supporting sustainability success.”
A full case study on CBRE’s success with cr360 can be downloaded here.
cr360, part of UL EHS Sustainability, provides companies with a 360-degree view of EHS, compliance, energy and carbon, corporate social responsibility and supply chain information. cr360’s integrated software solution empowers companies to accurately capture, manage, and report the sustainability and EHS information needed to ensure compliance and drive performance across all business areas.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in the United States and New Zealand, cr360 is a recognized leader and innovator in sustainability & EHS management solutions. cr360 has been named Top Product of the Year by Environmental Leader, a global leader in sustainability management software and specialist in EHS software by independent analyst firm Verdantix, and won the Queen's Award for Enterprise. In 2016, cr360 was acquired by UL EHS Sustainability (‘UL EHSS’), a division of Underwriters Laboratories (‘UL’), the premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. To learn more, visit http://www.cr360.com.
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