ESG assessment

The environment, social issues and responsible corporate governance in focus

Our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) assessment provides you with a complete overview of the relevant ESG aspects of your property, whether in the existing portfolio or for a project development. In this way, risks relating to the future viability of your property can already be identified today. Sustainability is our focus throughout the entire project.

What we can specifically do for you

  • Holistic consideration of the property in the areas of environment, social issues and responsible corporate governance
  • Assessment of existing properties and project developments
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of energy consumption data and CO2 emissions
  • Determination of the current status of the property on the CO2 path (CREEM)
  • Review of current taxonomy criteria
  • Opinion on the criteria of the Disclosure Ordinance
  • Derivation of optimisation potentials for your property and projects
  • Preparation of individual performance profiles according to the client's needs

What benefit you receive

  • Objective and target-oriented assessment with regard to the relevant ESG aspects
  • Meaningful results for your property with regard to the current ESG criteria
  • Increased planning reliability for your business plans (consideration of ESG capex)
  • Consideration of ESG aspects in property valuation

FAQ ESG Assessment

Which ESG aspects can benefit the marketing of my property?

Sustainable real estate will experience greater demand in the future. We evaluate relevant ESG-aspects and identify those that are particularly positive for your property. In addition, the aim is to present ESG-aspects transparently. This gives potential investors or tenants a quick and clear first impression of the characteristics and optimisation options of the property under consideration with regard to relevant ESG-criteria, and they can compare these with their purchase criteria or internal specifications.

Why are ESG issues so relevant?

ESG criteria are increasingly coming into focus in the real estate industry due to regulatory as well as legal regulatory and legal frameworks. The real estate industry is in the process of transformation towards more sustainable development and the demand for sustainable investments is steadily increasing.

Are the criteria of the assessed economic activity according to the EU-taxonomy regulation respected?

The EU-taxonomy defines which economic activities can be classified as environmentally sustainable. We check whether the requirements of the already published technical criteria of the individual environmental objectives according to the EU-taxonomy are met or can be met by implementing further measures.

Is all information available for the real estate sector with regard to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)?

According to the Disclosure Regulation, the negative impacts on sustainability in the real estate sector essentially relate to the aspects of energy-inefficient real estate investments and fossil fuel pollution in connection with real estate investments. Additional climate and environment-related indicators are energy intensity, greenhouse gas emissions, waste, resource consumption and biodiversity. Based on the on-site inspection and the property documentation, we check whether the information on the relevant negative sustainability indicators and impacts for the real estate sector of the Disclosure Regulation is available and provide a transparent overview.

What are the ESG risks in real estate?

If no sustainability features are available or no information is provided for an assessment of individual ESG aspects, this can represent a risk with regard to the sustainable future viability of a property. For future transactions, new lettings or financing, it can be a disadvantage. We identify these risks and derive optimisation potential and recommendations for action.

What sustainable optimisation potential exists for my property?

Based on the status quo, it is determined whether there is meaningful optimisation potential for the property. These may contribute, for instance, to reducing energy and CO2 emissions, increasing biodiversity, improving waste management or increasing user comfort.

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Julia Kurz

Senior Consultant