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BPIE study shows: Full renovation of EU residential building stock could safe 44 % of energy demand for heating

According to a recent study by the Building Performance Institute (BPIE), renovating all existing residential buildings in the EU could save 44% of the final energy used to heat homes. Investment in building renovation can significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels for building heating, resulting in savings of 46% for gas, 44% for fuel […]

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Updated CRREM-SBTi pathways are now available!

The updated CRREM-SBTi aligned decarbonisation pathways for Real Estate are now available! SBTi-CRREM-pathways covers residential and the commercial real estate sector across North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. A new pathway for “Industrial Distribution Warehouse cooled”, as well as sub-regional pathways for USA – covering the 15 largest cities – and for Australia – covering the […]

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ABP mentions CRREM

  We are happy to share with you that ABP (largest Dutch pension fund) announced their refined climate policy. It includes explicit reference to CRREM for their Real Estate portfolio. See the climate policy here   Find out how CRREM can assist you in the transition of your properties!

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EPRA – ESG summit in London

  We attended the EPRA ESG summit last week in London. Our project lead, Hunter Kuhlwein, talked on the panel: Net Zero: Achieving objectives or marketing hype?” together with Olivier Elamine, Andrea Palmer and Jan Willem van Kranenburg. ◼ They all agreed that there is a lot of marketing in Net Zero ambitions at the […]

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German JLL study finds proof: poor energy performance leads to massive value reductions

  Eine Studie von JLL bestätigt es nun: Schlechte Energieeffizienz führt zu signifikanten Wertabschlägen bei Immobilien. Der Analyse von JLL folgend beträgt die Preisdifferenz von energetisch schlechten und guten (energieeffizienten) Immobilien im ersten Halbjahr 2022 durchschnittlich zwischen zwölf und 33 %. In wenigen Fällen liegt der Preisabschlag mit fast 50 % sogar deutlich darüber. Lesen […]

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Insufficient climate plans need action – now!

According to the UNFCC latest report the climate plans submitted by most signatories of the Paris Agreement are still not ambitious enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius by the end of the century. The countries’ efforts are still not enough as they are leading to at least 2.5 degrees warming. Mr. Stiell, […]

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Bad news: GHG levels are hitting new highs

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reports that the atmospheric level of GHG reached a new record high in the last year (2021). According to WMO the methane concentrations reached their all-time-high since the measurements began about 40 years ago. Although the reason for the biggest year-on-year jump in methane concentrations is not clear, it is […]

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Awareness of stranded assets rises

Older properties run the risk of becoming stranded assets due to ESG requirements, because they slip into energy efficiency class F or worse, so that refurbishments do not pay off. According to a survey by Aurelius subsidiary Aurepa and PwC, two-thirds of asset managers fear this. Just under a third of them have 50 to […]

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NEW: EPRA & CRREM Guidelines

We are pleased to introduce the first in a series of documents:“How to manage your net zero targets with CRREM guidelines”, produced in collaboration with EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association) looking at the application of CRREM resources and helping EPRA members on their pathway to reduce operational carbon emissions towards a 1.5-degree goal. Download […]

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