GRESB Recognizes the Home Performance Index as a Full Points Certification System for New Homes Built in Ireland

Real estate developers and investors can now report their sustainability scores for new homes to GRESB using the Home Performance Index.

GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real estate assets and leading evaluation system for measuring the sustainability performance of property companies, real estate funds and developers recognizes the Home Performance Index for sustainable homes as a full points scheme for new residential developments.

GRESB provides institutional and financial investors with standardised and validated performance data, benchmark reports and portfolio analysis tools. In Ireland, an increasing number of property and construction businesses such as CBRE, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Hines and IPUT are reporting to GRESB.

“The Home Performance Index is fully aligned with the Paris Agreement. It gives developers and investors a third-party verified seal that the homes they are building and investing in are climate-proof. GRESB’s recognition of the HPI as a full points certification system should help Irish developers demonstrate corporate responsibility and sustainability and attract further ethical investment”. -Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council

GRESB is aligned with international reporting frameworks, such as GRI, PRI, SASB, DJSI, TCFD recommendations, the Paris Climate Agreement, UN SDGs, region and country specific disclosure guidelines and regulations.

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