An industrial portfolio like Nuveen’s poses an operational challenge – in single-tenant buildings, the data is owned by the tenant. Besides this data access challenge, we are asked to provide a central space for all kinds of building data, so that Nuveen can actively monitor its sustainability efforts.
This is a BRIGHTER project. The first step in this whole process is to gather the data. That means getting authorization from all tenants. We supported Nuveen in this process by providing a format and by providing support. Thanks to collaborative tenants, we completed that first challenge. After that, we imported data from the entire Dutch industrial portfolio into BRIGHTER. The types of data we imported are electricity, gas, and water usage, but also building metadata like the year of construction, its function, and gross floor area. All those numbers provide us with the ability to build a data warehouse.