BRE has announced the launch of its integration of BREEAM, a sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings, with Measurabl, the world’s most widely adopted sustainability software for real estate.
The integration automatically syncs BREEAM’s GreenBookLive - a registry of BREEAM certifications - with Measurabl’s platform to improve the accuracy of sustainability reporting to protocols like GRESB and CDP and simplify the tracking and maintaining of sustainability certifications for building owners and operators. The integration is available at no cost to buildings worldwide registered with Measurabl and certified with BREEAM.
“Integrating with Measurabl is a significant milestone in our tech-forward approach to building sustainability certification,” says Barry Giles, CEO of BRE America. “Our joint clients can benefit from seamless data sharing, making it easier than ever to implement sustainable practices by keeping all the data in one place. We’re excited our clients will be able to focus on improving building performance rather than keeping track of data.”
BREEAM was developed in 1990 by BRE, a world leading, multi-disciplinary building science organization, and today has more certifications than any other green rating system with over 2,250,000 registered projects and over 550,000 certified buildings worldwide across more than 70 countries. Based on scientific research funded by BRE, the BREEAM In-Use standard is available to every commercial existing building no matter the size, age or condition.
“Real estate owners depend on accurate and timely data to confirm and communicate to investors, lenders and occupiers the ROI from improved performance through operational efficiencies and increased market value that BREEAM certified buildings offer,” says Gary Thomas, Senior Director, Global Energy & Sustainability at CBRE. “BREEAM’s leadership on green building certification and Measurabl’s innovative sustainability software will make it easier to leverage sustainability and deliver superior financial performance to owners around the world.”
The BREEAM-Measurabl integration was timed for release just as many companies are compiling their annual investor disclosures on sustainability. Most real estate companies must issue multiple reports – both internal and public facing – in various formats so capturing and mapping the data to different standards compounds the time investment and risk of inaccuracies. With more than 5 billion square feet of commercial real estate across 67 countries using Measurabl, vast time savings and accuracy improvements have been created.
“BREEAM certification is one of the most prestigious hallmarks of a sustainable building, and has been widely adopted in Europe, but tracking and reporting certification status across large real estate portfolios is tedious and prone to manual error,” says Matt Ellis, Measurabl’s Founder and CEO. “Through this partnership, we have made it easier and more accurate for multinational portfolios to measure, manage, act upon, and promote the successes they’ve achieved through excellent ESG performance.”