CoStar Group

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is CoStar Group doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 58

CoStar Group has a DitchCarbon Score of 58 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they provide. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

CoStar Group is part of the real estate sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

CoStar Group operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable rating suggests that CoStar Group’s sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s lower reliance on carbon-intensive energy sources.

...this company is doing 3.81% better in emissions than the industry average.

CoStar Group, based in Washington, DC and founded in 1987, is a leader in the US real estate sector, providing comprehensive data, analytics, and online marketplaces. The company specializes in commercial real estate information, offering services that help clients assess property values, market conditions, and availability. With a significant online presence, CoStar Group operates popular platforms such as LoopNet and, catering to a wide audience of real estate professionals and renters.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for CoStar Group

CoStar Group should foster collaboration with industry partners to exchange best practices and resources, aiming to diminish their Scope 3 emissions and potentially reduce their emissions by 35%.

Good news, CoStar Group has embraced SBTi commitments

CoStar Group has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop a detailed plan to significantly cut its carbon footprint to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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