Real Estate Data - The Whole Building Approach

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) provides a set of guidelines for establishing carbon targets within the buildings sector. It is crucial for target setters to grasp the impact of these guidelines when assessing decarbonisation strategies.

A key part of this guidance is a mandate to disclose all operational emissions associated with buildings in use, regardless of scope. This is referred to as the "whole building approach" a departure from conventional corporate greenhouse gas accounting norms, which traditionally categorise emissions between owner-managed (scope 1 and 2) and occupied areas (scope 3). This alteration whilst welcomed for bringing reporting and target-setting in line with a 1.5°C trajectory presents a further set of data collection challenges to property owners and managers.

What this guidance now indicates is that reporting tenant emissions is now mandatory, and actively involving your tenants is going to be crucial for the success of your journey towards achieving net zero.

At Etainabl, we have developed many tools to aid in the painful process of data collection and have been helping real estate owners and managers access the data they need, when they need it. To find out more on how we help streamline tenant energy data collection click the below link:

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