Sustainability in the real estate sector

Sustainability is defined as the harmonious balance of economic, environmental and social factors. What does this mean for the real estate industry with its focus on the long term? What solutions does the industry have for making its activities as sustainable as possible?
Grüne Gesunde Büros

Five criteria for healthy offices

The Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) has published a study on “healthy green offices”. It outlines five key ways in which offices can be optimised for the people who work in them.

  • Knowledge & expertise

Sensors create a sustainable digital office

 The proptech industry isn’t just about implementing technology in buildings. It’s a complex set of systems and principles that return the focus of buildings back to their inhabitants and increases their well-being while at the same time reducing costs for building owners and managers.

  • Future issues
  • Asset Management

    Sustainable Asset Management

    A strong asset management is the sustainable basis for rental income.

  • Interview

    Current challenges

    Jan von Mallinckrodt reports on how Union Investment deals with challenges in the real estate industry and presents the company's solutions.

Brucklyn Erlangen

Climate neutral development: Brucklyn in Erlangen

Germany is aiming to make its building stock virtually climate neutral by 2050. In south Erlangen, the Jost Group is already making this vision a reality with its Brucklyn development. The 21,000 sq m living and working complex is scheduled for completion in 2020 and will deliver state-of-the-art climate neutrality. Digitisation of the residential and work areas is also a declared objective of the development.

  • Property market
Climate action

Climate action as a driver of innovation

Germany’s climate targets for 2050 are ambitious. The aim is to make existing buildings nearly CO₂-neutral. Innovative solutions are helping major property managers recognise and actively manage the climate risks to which their buildings are exposed.

  • Knowledge & expertise
Jan von Mallinckrodt

From smart home to smart office

 An essay by Jan von Mallinckrodt

  • Future issues


New CSR report

The Union Investment Group has published its corporate social responsibility report for the 2017 financial year now ended. Sustainability features prominently in the report, including in relation to the company’s real estate activities.

ZIA Annual Conference

This year’s annual conference (“Tag der Immobilienwirtschaft”) of the German Property Federation (ZIA) is taking place on 13 June 2018 at the Tempodrom event venue in Berlin. Some 1,800 experts from politics, academia and the real estate industry will come together to discuss topical issues.

Sustainability Conference

The United Nations have agreed ambitious goals for achieving sustainable development and coexistence by 2030. In response to these objectives, Union Investment has chosen “Sustainable Development Goals in Politics, Entrepreneurship and Investment” as the theme for its 2018 sustainability conference.

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