Buildings Alive

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

New South Wales, Australia

Certified Since

September 2022

Industry

Other info service activities

Sector

Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

Australia

Buildings Alive helps many of the world’s leading owners, operators, and occupiers of buildings to achieve their energy and environmental efficiency goals. They support carbon reduction and environmental programs at hundreds of large office buildings, shopping malls, academic buildings, laboratories, and other complex buildings throughout Australia, North America, and Europe. The business was founded in 2012 to broaden the impact of an influential study that showed how leading-edge data science, building science and behavioral science could combine to optimize the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Many of Buildings Alive’s clients share its passion for taking emissions reduction strategies beyond ‘net zero’ towards 24/7 Carbon Free Energy (CFE). Buildings Alive’s goal is to support the complete decarbonization of electricity networks globally to limit climate change. Their technology is transforming the energy ‘system’ by empowering buildings to be grid-interactive, flexible, and zero-carbon-ready… so they can dynamically tune their demand for energy to cut emissions, cut operating costs, and enhance indoor environmental quality.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Buildings Alive earned an overall score of 82.0. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
82
82 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 16.4

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement2.5
Ethics & Transparency3.8
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 28.9

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security8.0
Health, Wellness, & Safety4.2
Career Development6.2
Engagement & Satisfaction7.0

Community 11.5

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion2.9
Economic Impact5.3
Civic Engagement & Giving1.4

Environment 21.9

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.6
Air & Climate2.6
Water0.3
Land & Life1.2
+ Environmental Education & Information16

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Customers 3.2

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.2


Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score82

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