Certifications

With Smartvatten, you earn points for certifications

GRESB is connecting companies and funds at the beginning of their sustainability journey with a community of leaders, helping them to close the performance gap.”

BREEAM In-Use is an environmental assessment method that enables property investors, owners, managers and occupiers to determine and drive sustainable improvements in the operational performance of their buildings. It provides sustainability benchmarking and assurance for all building types.”

BREEAM GRESB

BREEAM Points for Water Performance when using Smartvatten

ASSET

WAT01 - Measuring water use

When our device is installed on the main meter of your property, you’ll receive 4 points. When every installation or floor that’s responsible for more than 10% of the water use is equipped with a submeter and another device, another 2 points are added.

WAT07 - Leak detection main water connection

Because Smartvatten’s leak detection system, you’ll be awarded the full 4 points, after a complete calendar year.

MANAGEMENT

WAT11 - Measuring water use

You’ll receive 4 points for sharing your water meter data annually, which usually already applies. By using Smartvatten, you no longer have to share the data yourself.

WAT12 - Monitoring & reporting water use

When using Smartvatten, you automatically earn 2 points for having a water policy and daily recording of data (at the minimum). You can earn up to 8 points when you compare your data with goals and target figures, report internally and publish your results in your public annual report.

USAGE

WAT18 - Limiting water use

Smartvatten provides a feedback process, automatically earning you 1 point. You can earn 2 more by appointing specific employees who are responsible for preventing waste of water, and by offering them formal and regular training for this purpose.

WAT19 - Implementing & monitoring water policy

By actively working with our system awards you 2 points (if not, only 1 point) for monitoring your water use and having a water management system.

WAT21 - Water use previous year

You’ll earn 2 points for measuring your water data for the complete calendar year. We do that for you, by automatically measuring your data at midnight on January 1st.

GRESB Points for Water Performance when using Smartvatten

WT1 - Water Usage

Water Data Coverage – 4 points. Applicable if 100% of the portfolio has 12 months of water consumption data for the full floor area. If its less than 100% of the floor area, the data coverage of the portfolio is benchmarked and scored dynamically (i.e., 70% data coverage for office assets in Europe will score differently than having 70% data coverage for industrial assets in Europe) with the scores ranging from 0-4 points.

MR3 - External Review of Water Data

Smartvatten provides annual review statements to clients, confirming their annual water usage. This results in 0.4166 points.

RA4 - Water Efficiency Measures

It can be assumed that some assets in the portfolio have had automatic (smart) meters installed within the last 3 years. This is automatically 0.25 points.