Sustainability & Standards

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Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark
GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the environmenal, social and corporate governance performance of real assets globally.
South Gate achieved GRESB’s Green Star for 2016:
  • South Gate outperformed the GRESB average score and its peer “logistics complex” average
  • South Gate reduced its energy consumption by 17% 
  • South Gate reduced its water consumption by 14%  

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was established in 1993 with a mission to promote sustainability-focused practices in the building and construction industry. LEED is a certification program undertaken by USGBC for buildings and communities that guides their design, construction, operations and maintenance toward sustainability. South Gate achieved LEED Silver for Commercial Interiors, based on an evaluation of 8 factors:

  1. Location and transportation
  2. Sustainable sites
  3. Water efficiency
  4. Energy & atmosphere
  5. Materials & resources
  6. Indoor environmental quality
  7. Innovation
  8. Regional priority

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The Russian Green Building –°ouncil
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) Environmental Assessment Method


Since 1990, BREEAM has served as the world’s first and foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 425,000 buildings assessed and 2 million registered for assessment. BREEAM has become an industry standard to evaluate sustainability in the design, construction and use of buildings. 

BREEAM assesses a building’s sustainability across 9 categories:
  1. Energy
  2. Health & well-being
  3. Materials
  4. Management
  5. Land Use & Ecology
  6. Pollution
  7. Transport
  8. Waste
  9. Water
BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation, and has become of the most comprehensive and widely recognized measures of a building’s environmental performance.
BREEAM website: