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?
Green Leases

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.

  • 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


Resource transition in the construction industry

On 8 May 2019, the re!source Foundation will hold its annual conference at the ufaFabrik in Berlin. The theme of this year’s conference is “Resource transition in the construction industry”. Leading experts from all areas of society will present their solutions and encourage public discussion on the issues involved.

DENEFF Conference 2019

Energy efficiency around the world is the focus of the German Energy Efficiency Corporate Initiative (DENEFF) kick-off conference on 9 April in Berlin. Drawing on current projects and various political strategies, it will identify ways in which the global community can work together to achieve the climate goals agreed in Paris despite different starting points.

UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice

More than 30,000 delegates from some 200 countries are expected to attend the 24th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, on 3–14 December.

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