The initial CRREM project Consortium members
The initial CRREM research consortium, funded by the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 785058 for the period of 02/2018-01/2021, consists of five well-known institutions from various European countries, all with many years of experience in the field of energy efficiency and carbon research: IIÖ Institute for Real Estate Economics (Austria, project coordinator), University of Alicante (Spain), Ulster University (United Kingdom), GRESB (Netherlands), and TIAS Business School (Netherlands).
TIAS School for Business and Society is a business school which is affiliated with Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology. TIAS focuses on post-experience management education. The business school has many campuses, most important are in Tilburg and Utrecht.
Ulster University (Irish: Ollscoil Uladh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr Universitie or Ulstèr Varsitie), officially the University of Ulster, is a multi-campus public university located in Northern Ireland. It is often referred to informally and unofficially as Ulster, or by the abbreviation UU. It is the largest university in Northern Ireland and the second largest university on the island of Ireland, after the federal National University of Ireland.
The University of Alicante (Valencian: Universitat d’Alacant; Spanish: Universidad de Alicante; also known by the acronym UA) was established in 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which was founded in 1968. The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. As of 2011/12 academic year, there are approximately 27,500 students studying there.
GRESB is a company who assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets. GRESB is providing high-quality ESG data and powerful analytical tools to the leading institutional investors, who are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets in their investment process. Also, the regulators are mandating ever more ESG disclosures and improvements. And tenants, owners and other stakeholders are demanding more sustainable, greener and healthier buildings and infrastructure.
The IIÖ Institute for Real Estate Economics (Institut für Immobilienökonomie) has established a strong commitment to the research field of sustainability in the real estate sector and has carried out a substantial number of findings on a real estate company, portfolio, as well as individual property level. Successful participations in EU and national research projects as well as awards and several prizes and best paper awards on sustainability, real estate and risk issues are the results of a strong commitment. Especially the field of risk assessment in an upside and downside way plays always an important role to force sustainability and energy efficiency investments.
The continued CRREM initiative
We are happy, that the CRREM initiative and the work of its project coordinator IIÖ can be continued after expiration of the EU funding – made possible by funding from the Laudes Foundation.
Launched in 2020, Laudes Foundation is here to challenge and inspire industry to harness its power for good. As part of the Brenninkmeijer family enterprise, we build on six generations of entrepreneurship and philanthropy and stand alongside the COFRA businesses and the family’s other private philanthropic activities. Laudes Foundation is responding to the dual crises of inequality and climate change by supporting brave, innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.