Real estate industry

Aquicore joins GRESB as a leading partner and helps the real estate sector achieve ESG objectives

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aquicore, a leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) analytics and data platform for real estate, today announced that it has joined GRESB as a lead partner. Through this partnership, Aquicore will help real estate GRESB members increase their global data coverage, identify and execute comprehensive ESG strategies, and achieve portfolio-wide energy and emissions reductions that support the GRESB reporting process.

“GRESB and Aquicore align in enabling companies to leverage data and analytics to make buildings more sustainable and resilient while reducing operating costs,” says Dan Winters, Principal at GRESB. “Institutional real estate is undergoing a major global shift, with greater emphasis on ESG-focused issues – energy efficiency, carbon reductions, climate readiness – and as a core partner of GRESB, demonstrated technologies from Aquicore offer strong commercial value to all GRESB member investors and benchmark participants.”

As investors grapple with the financial risks associated with climate change, ESG factors are increasingly guiding commercial real estate investment decisions. To stay competitive and meet investor expectations, commercial real estate owners, operators and developers face increased pressure to understand the impacts of their portfolios and take action to improve key metrics, including energy consumption and emissions. Aquicore’s robust offerings – including its data collection and analysis software and client services team with deep knowledge of real estate and ESG – will enable GRESB members to measure, manage and report effectively their impacts and progress towards net zero.

“Measuring and managing ESG factors has long been a challenge in real estate, with lack of data coverage hampering progress,” says Cleve Adams, CEO of Aquicore. “As GRESB’s new Premier Partner, we look forward to applying Aquicore’s offerings to solve this problem for GRESB members and ultimately accelerate the decarbonization of real estate.”

In 2021, Aquicore solutions helped customers save 33 million kWh of energy and 23 million kg of carbon. To learn more about Aquicore’s ESG solutions, visit


GRESB is a mission-driven, industry-led organization that provides actionable and transparent environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to financial markets. We collect, validate, assess and benchmark ESG data to provide business intelligence, engagement tools and regulatory reporting solutions to investors, asset managers and the wider industry. The 2021 real estate benchmark covers more than 1,500 real estate companies, real estate investment trusts (REITs), funds and developers. More than 120 institutional and financial investors use GRESB data to monitor their investments, engage with their leaders, and make decisions that lead to a more sustainable and resilient world. To learn more about GRESB, visit:

About Aquicore

Aquicore is the leading ESG data and analytics platform enabling real estate to take the steps necessary to achieve net zero carbon. Through flexible data collection, sophisticated analytics, and deep expertise, Aquicore helps the world’s leading real estate institutions obtain high-quality ESG data, identify and execute comprehensive ESG improvement strategies, and achieve portfolio-wide energy and carbon reduction targets. The Aquicore platform is currently deployed in over 1,000 buildings and 300 million square feet with major property owners and operators including Tishman Speyer, Bridge Commercial Real Estate, EQ Office, DWS and Columbia Property Trust.

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