7 September 2016
Dexus Office achieves #1 GRESB sector leader
Dexus’s listed office portfolio has achieved Regional Sector Leader status in the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment for Listed Australian Office. GRESB is an international organisation that assesses the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets globally.
Dexus CEO, Darren Steinberg said: “This achievement demonstrates an active asset management approach that has resulted in a high quality office portfolio, and reinforces our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers and the values of our organisation to prudently manage environmental, social and governance risks.
“Our commitment to optimising the environmental performance and resilience of our buildings ultimately creates a better customer experience and reduces the impact of our operations on the environment.”
Dexus sets measurable environmental targets and has been benchmarking the sustainability performance of its listed property portfolio since 2008. The GRESB benchmark results are testament to Dexus’s approach to sustainability both in absolute terms and relative to a competitive peer set.
Dexus Head of Group Sustainability and Energy, Paul Wall said: “We have achieved a 40% reduction in energy consumption and emissions in our office portfolio since 2008 and we have committed to another 10% reduction by 2020. We have also committed to delivering 1,000,000 square metres of office space with a minimum 5 star NABERS Energy rating in the same timeframe.”