USGBC & BRE Group Form Partnership

Chicago, IL, November 14, 2018-The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the BRE Group (BRE) have announced a partnership that will promote the expertise of both organizations and harness their combined industry insights, to deliver a new industry approach to green building performance, solutions and benchmarking.

USGBC and BRE will highlight the role that buildings can play in improving environmental, economic and health outcomes and positively impact the quality of life, ultimately leading to a higher standard of living for everyone on the planet. Their joint vision is to create a better environment that’s cleaner, more efficient, more sustainable and fully meets the world’s current and future urbanization needs.

The objectives that USGBC and BRE will immediately pursue and explore are as follows:

●   Increase the level of engagement of existing buildings in the measurement, reporting and improvement of their environmental, social and wellbeing impact.

●   Embrace a digital strategy that will raise our combined technological capabilities and establish industry-wide common data standards and protocols, to make our platforms simpler, smarter and more intelligent. 

●   Conduct research to identify future transformation opportunities to improve the sustainability credentials of the world’s buildings, communities and cities.

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