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.
Green leases: new standards defined
In autumn 2018, the German Property Federation (ZIA) published a new “Green leases for Germany” guideline. The document is an updated version of an existing guideline. It was drawn up by a project group consisting of experts from the real estate industry and is expected to have an impact both within Germany and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.