The ESG concept in the modern world redefines the investment environment and stimulates the growth of investment strategies that meet the criteria of environmental, social and sustainable management. The real estate and construction sector has the potential to link the implementation of sustainable development initiatives with an increase in investment returns. The environment component of ESG has become a key focus in recent years, but for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, a comprehensive assessment and consideration of all parameters is necessary. According to the authors, the application of ESG principles for complex low-rise buildings, as well as the emergence of a methodology for assessing the compliance of projects with ESG criteria, will increase their competitiveness and serve as an accelerator for the development of the entire low-rise construction industry. Currently, there are already methods for evaluating investment and construction projects of low-rise housing construction, but they allow us to evaluate only individual components of ESG. To assess the compliance of existing methods of certification of projects of complex low-rise buildings with ESG criteria, this paper considers the LEED BD+C for Homes and Multifamily Lowrise, BREEAM, WELL Building Standard, Ecovillage certifications and the methodology for calculating the urban environment quality index approved by the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation. The authors propose criteria for evaluating Environment, Social, Government components for low-rise development projects, and also present a methodology for determining the integral ESG indicator of low-rise construction projects.

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