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GRESB participation
GRESB (http://gresb.com/) is an annual benchmarking assessment to measure ESG integration of real estate companies and funds. GRESB is also the name of the organization that conducts the assessment. It was founded in 2009 by a group of European institutional investors who played leading roles in launching Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Currently there are more than 100 "Investor Members" representing over USD 22 trillion in asset under management using GRESB data upon their investment decision-making and engagement processes with investees. In Japan, the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and many other institutions use the GRESB assessment results.

Marubeni Private Real Estate Investment Trust (hereinafter referred to as “MPR”), which entrusts the Company with asset management, participated in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment for the first time in 2020. MPR received the “Green Star” designated to Entities with more than 15 points in Management Component measuring the entity’s strategy and leadership management, policies and processes etc. at the organizational level and 35 points in Performance Component measuring the entity’s asset portfolio performance at the asset and at the portfolio level. Also, the company received GRESB 2 Stars in the GRESB 5 Stars rating based on the GRESB Score and its quintile position relative to all participants.
Initiatives for acquiring environmental certification
Certification for CASBEE for Real Estate
CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency/Building Environment Efficiency) is a method for assessing and rating the environmental performance of buildings and the built environment in Japan under the auspice of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).
Certification for CASBEE for Real Estate is a system in which a third party examines and certifies assessment results prepared in accordance with CASBEE for Real Estate, one of the CASBEE certification systems. It was developed to promote the use of the results of building environmental assessments in CASBEE as an environmental assessment in the real estate market. The assessment criteria have been developed focusing on items that are strongly related to real estate evaluation so that people engaged in real estate development and transactions can utilize CASBEE. The assessment items are made up of 21 items in five categories of “Energy/Greenhouse Gas,” “Water,” “Resource Utilization/Safety,” “Biodiversity/Site” and “Indoor Environment.” CASBEE takes into account the same environmental performance items that are attracting attention from companies in Japan and abroad as common international items proposed by the UNEP SBCI (United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Buildings and Climate Change Initiative). Of the properties owned by MPR, the following properties have acquired certification.
Property No. Property name Location Assessment Assessed in
O-01 MinatoMirai Grand Central Tower Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa S Feb. 2020
O-05 MPR Honmachi Building Osaka-shi, Osaka A Feb. 2020
O-07 AZELIA Hills Sendai-shi, Miyagi A Feb. 2020
O-03 MPR Higashi-Ueno Building Taito-ku, Tokyo B+ Feb. 2020
BELS
BELS (Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System) is a third-party certification system that gives ratings to houses and buildings that respond to the obligation to make efforts to display energy-saving performance based on the Act on the Rational Use of Energy. Houses and buildings are assessed based on the coating material performance and the BEI (Building Energy Index) value calculated using the amount of primary energy consumption based on the building energy consumption performance standard stipulated by the national government.
Assessment and labeling based on this system is to be carried out by registered housing performance evaluation organizations, designated confirmation inspection organizations, or registered building investigation organizations that are members of the Evaluation Association of Japan, and that have been notified as organizations that carry out BELS operations. The assessment/labeling under this system is conducted by organizations that have submitted notification as an organization which carries out BELS related operations among the registered housing performance assessment organizations, designated confirmation inspection organizations, or registered building investigation organizations that are members of the Association for Housing Performance Evaluation and Indication. The Certification rank is represented by the number of stars (1star - 5 stars). The following MPR properties have received certifications.
Property No. Property name Location Assessment Assessed in
O-03 MPR Higashi-Ueno Building Taito-ku, Tokyo ★★ Mar. 2020
O-05 MPR Honmachi Building Osaka-shi, Osaka ★★ Mar. 2020
O-07 AZELIA Hills Sendai-shi, Miyagi Mar. 2020
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