Knowledge & expertise

Making sustainability a reality

Knowledge & expertise

How can the property sector become more sustainable? We present the latest strategies and tools for practical application, which take economic, environmental and social aspects into account.

Helathy Offices

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.

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Green lease

Green leases create binding rules

The drafting of leases for green buildings still lags behind developments in the property market. Guidelines for sustainable leasing and letting provide direction.

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Climate action

Climate action as a driver of innovation

CO₂-neutral. Innovative solutions are helping major property managers recognise and actively manage the climate risks to which their buildings are exposed.

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GRESB Rating

The GRESB Rating: A global Benchmark for the real estate industry

GRESB is the leading evaluation system for measuring the sustainability performance of property companies and real estate funds. The assessment method involves evaluating performance against seven different aspects to produce a GRESB score that contributes significantly to making the real estate sector more transparent on sustainability issues.

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Performance

Energy performance certificates – a blunt instrument

Anyone planning to sell or let a building in Germany must produce an energy performance certificate, or “energy passport”, for the property.

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Energy

Reducing carbon emissions and saving money with green electricity

By switching to green electricity, building operators and tenants can make an active contribution to climate protection and improve their company’s carbon balance. Going green is very straightforward and can even save money.

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Office

Breathing easy in the office

On average, every European spends approximately 20 hours a day indoors – a large part of which is at work. It is therefore somewhat surprising that healthy buildings have only become a hot topic in recent years, with an increasing number of owners and users now focusing on the issue.

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Ratings

Ratings: The performance of sustainability

Fund ratings serve as a crucial guide for both private and institutional investors. Alongside supplying information on a fund’s financial performance and risk profile, they increasingly also take account of sustainability aspects.

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Benchmark

Wanted: A reliable benchmark for sustainability

How sustainable is a property really? How can different properties and portfolios be compared?

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Certificate

Certification: proof of a sustainable property

Certification contributes to transparency, but its information value is limited. And buildings without a certificate can still be sustainable.

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More highlights

  • Portfolioanalyse

    Portfolio analysis delivers important insights

  • ZIA

    ZIA: Achieving climate targets in a cost-effective way

  • Smart Meter

    Case study: Deployment of smart meters

  • Risikomanagement

    Risk management: when do properties become stranded?

  • Hotel

    Hotel properties: it pays to be green