Published in 2022 by Planon, this article presents the findings of a survey conducted among over six hundred real estate investors in Europe and the US, aiming to delve into their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) best practices. The survey sought to comprehend the stage of their ESG journey, identify emerging issues, and forecast future trends. The article concludes that although technology, particularly ESG-related software, has yet to dominate, it plays a pivotal role in realizing the benefits concerning transparency in monitoring and reporting a company’s ESG outcomes. Notably, certifications such as BREEAM, Energy Star, and LEED emerged as preferred choices for energy-focused building certifications. Furthermore, the article highlights that while commitments, targets, and action plans are underway, the absence of a governance plan poses a common obstacle in this domain.

Keywords: Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Intelligent Building, Protocols/Standards, ESG Reporting

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