Our ESG Mission

Empowering Communities, Shaping a Brighter Future

How We Define ESG

We believe that it is our responsibility to focus on how our business operations not only impact, but improve:

We operate to help clients achieve their sustainability goals, which leads to cost savings and increased efficiency.

ESG and Our Mission

Data Quality & Validation
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Real-time Monitoring
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Driving Real Impact
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Data Quality & Validation
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Real-time Monitoring
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Driving Real Impact
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Furthering Our Clients' ESG Goals

We want to help every client reap cost savings, reduce their energy intensity, and further their ESG practices. We offer several services and tools to make this possible:

BuildingFax Monthly Reporting

Optec goes beyond typical annual or quarterly reporting with our monthly BuildingFax report, which informs you of the ongoing health of your mechanical systems, tracks the water and energy intensity of your properties, and shows opportunities for optimization. By receiving this information monthly in conjunction with the Ngage service platform for continuous monitoring, you have the greatest chance of reducing costs and meeting your energy and water usage goals. The BuildingFax report can also be used as a tool during property disposition to track the work that has been done to maintain mechanical system health and improve the efficiency of the building.

NGage Constant Commissioning

Optec provides constant commissioning of mechanical systems and full-circle resolution of issues through our NGage service platform. Our monitoring technology continuously scans for electrical and mechanical issues so they can be resolved before they lead to energy and water spikes at your building, saving you on energy costs and helping you reach your sustainability goals. Seamless integration with our online platform immediately matches you with a vetted local professional to go on-site and resolve the issue. In our largest portfolio, we found 37% higher energy savings at properties with NGage compared to similar properties in that portfolio without the NGage system.

Annual Benchmarking

No matter how large or small your portfolio, the local benchmarking laws that apply to each site can be difficult to keep track of. Complete whole-building data can be hard to collect, submission requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the fees for noncompliance can be costly. Our team manages annual benchmarking for you from data collection and validation through submission to ensure you are always in compliance and you never miss a deadline.

Beyond Benchmark Tracking

Beyond basic benchmarking ordinances, many local jurisdictions have passed or are passing alternate energy and sustainability-related ordinances, such as energy audit requirements, building performance standards, or greenhouse gas emissions limits. We track these additional regulations for your portfolio and inform you of necessary next steps to ensure that you stay in compliance with these laws. We also research and track upcoming new regulations to ensure that you don’t miss any new requirements.

GRESB Data Collection

Optec performs energy, water, and waste data collection, aggregation, and verification to ensure that the performance data being reported to GRESB is as complete and accurate as possible. We can work with your GRESB reporting team to collect and review other information as needed as well to ensure that your final submission is comprehensive and reflects accurately on your portfolio’s sustainability initiatives.

GHG Calculations

In addition to reporting on your sites’ energy and water usage, our team can provide greenhouse gas calculations for your properties to aid in carbon reduction and efficiency projects, benchmarking comparisons, and carbon offsetting.

Sustainability Target Tracking

Our team is here to help you at every step of your sustainability journey, including helping you determine reasonable resource reduction targets and the roadmap to get there. We not only help clients track their sustainability targets at the property and portfolio levels, but provide solutions to make the desired reductions a reality.

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