With Smartvatten, you earn points for sustainability 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.


Smartvatten customers automatically earn 5.16 points for their certification

Smartvatten has joined the GRESB Partner Program as a Premier Partner. The partnership solidifies the course Smartvatten has pursued from the beginning: to become a leading player in water efficiency services, and one that’s here to stay.

The GRESB organization provides a standardized and validated way to determine the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance of real estate and infrastructure and shares that data with the capital markets. It is the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments around the world. And it actively recognizes the importance of responsible use of water.

For their GRESB certifications, Smartvatten customers are guaranteed at least 5.16 points out of 100 in the category Water Performance in the annual GRESB Assessment. See the table below for more information, or contact Smartvatten directly to learn more about what this can mean for you.


GRESB points for Water Performance with 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 it's 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.


Smartvatten customers can earn up to 25 points for their certification

When it comes to taking sustainable action in the real estate sector, sustainability certifications ensure that your efforts and progress are properly determined, valued and ready for comparison. With BREEAM, your work to achieve your organization’s sustainability ambitions becomes both measurable and visible. And as a Smartvatten customer, you’ll hit the ground running by earning points – as many as 25 out of 51 when you actively work with our system.

Short for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, BREEAM is a certification method for sustainably built environments. The method was developed by the British Building Research Establishment (BRE) and is internationally recognized, highly valued, and used in more than 80 countries. The In-Use certification provides insight into the current level of sustainability in an existing building, as well as its potential for improvement.

BREEAM sets the bar higher than what’s required by law. That’s not just to work towards a more sustainable future more quickly, it’s to make sure the performance of your buildings is resistant to sudden events and gradual changes – preventing unwelcome surprises further down the line. And the certificate also has a positive effect on your GRESB certification.

The Smartvatten service is highly suitable for the BREEAM water performance requirements. The quality of our devices and software means Smartvatten customers earn 10 points for their certification with our main meter service, and can earn up to 25 points out of 51 by actively working with our system.

For more information about BREEAM points for water performance, see the table below or contact Smartvatten directly to learn more about what this can mean for you.


BREEAM Points for Water Performance when using Smartvatten


WAT 01 - Water monitoring

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, and multi-tenant buildings are metered per tenanted area, another 2 points are added.

WAT 04 - Water efficient equipment: handwashing basin taps

If your building is equipped with automated handwashing taps, Smartvatten can provide you with water efficient aerators. This earns you an additional 3 points.

WAT 05 - Water efficient equipment: showers

If you order and install water-saving showerheads from Smartvatten, you’ll earn 4 points.

WAT 07 - Leak detection system

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


WAT 13 - Water consumption reporting

When you use the Smartvatten Water Efficiency Index as a benchmark, you automatically earn 2 points. Earn 1 extra point when you report on it internally, and another 1 point if you publish this information in an annual report.

WAT 14 - Water strategy

Creating a data-driven water efficiency strategy with Smartvatten, based on leak detection data and a water savings assessment, can earn you 4 points.

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