ESG reporting

ESG reporting on the BuildingMinds Platform aims to provide clarity on sustainability, showcasing its impact on people, the environment, and the economy, along with disclosing financial data that influences enterprise value in the short-, mid- and long-run.

The increasing significance of ESG reporting is driven by investor and stakeholder demands for greater transparency regarding their sustainability strategies.

The BuildingMinds Platform supports the following ESG reporting measurement tools:

  • Energy ratings help raise awareness about the environmental impact of buildings, encouraging sustainable practices and reducing greenhouse gas emission. In most cases, the government of each country mandates Energy Performance Certificate(s) (EPCs) displaying a building's energy rating with suggestions for enhancing efficiency. The BuildingMinds Platform provides a solution for storing and managing energy ratings at both individual building and portfolio levels.

  • Certificates (i.e. Green Building Certificate) is a designation awarded to a building or construction project that meets specific environmental and sustainability criteria. The essential objective of obtaining a green building certificate is to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings, which in the end could lead to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and shaping the building and real estate sector greener. The BuildingMinds Platform supports Green Building certificates data storing for well-known certificates like BREEAM, LEED, DGNB, and Minergie. In this regard, customer can manage, monitor, and evaluate their existing certificates, even having seamless integration and data exchange with their other platforms. 

  • GRESB Real Estate Assessment is is a comprehensive tool used to evaluate and benchmark the ESG performance of real estate portfolios, including both private and publicly listed property companies and funds. This assessment tools is developed by GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in order to help capital markets make informed decisions and improve their sustainability performance. The yearly data collection and report submission to the GRESB Portal is supported by the BuildingMinds Platform.

  • SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) is a European regulation that aims to increase transparency and standardize reporting on ESG factors within the financial services sector. SFDR requires financial market participants and financial advisors in the European Union (EU) to disclose information related to the sustainability risks, impacts, and opportunities of their investment products and services. The BuildingMinds Platform makes it easier to gather data and present it in a thorough dashboard in accordance with legal requirements.

  • EU Taxonomy is a classification system established by the European Union to help investors, companies, and financial institutions identify economic activities that are environmentally sustainable and align with the EU's climate and sustainability goals. The EU Taxonomy is closely linked to SFDR, which requires financial actors to disclose information on the sustainability risks, impacts, and opportunities of their investment products and services. The BuildingMinds Platform facilitates data collection, data storing, evaluation, and provides a dashboard which useful in presenting the alignment status in the building and portfolio levels.

  • Physical Risk is the risk of damage to physical assets, including buildings, equipment, and people. It can be of natural causes e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes, but also influenced by global warming, such as sea-level rise and hurricanes. Partnering with MunichRE, the BuildingMinds platform integrates their comprehensive physical risk assessment and presents it in a dashboard at geographic level.