At the property level, taking sustainability risks into account begins with examining each piece of land or property before purchasing it. This includes the integration of so-called “green factors” into the technical due diligence, the legal due diligence and the contaminated site investigation: the technical assessment of a property includes the analysis of the building structure, the current energy efficiency and the local conditions of the respective micro-location, such as the connection to local public transport, the availability of social facilities or shops for daily needs. These factors result in a summary of the results in the corresponding acquisition template for each property and the planning of investment measures with regard to the energy efficiency and social factors of the properties.
If a property is acquired for an existing portfolio, detailed planning of the development strategy and capex measures begins afterwards. The focus here is on saving energy, reducing additional costs and creating new living space. An individual sustainability strategy tailored to the property includes the analysis of energy requirements when purchasing, the planning of energy modernizations to improve the energy balance of the property to a maximum of 200 kWh/m² and an estimate of the CO² reduction through the planned investment measures. The design of the outdoor areas through greenery, the promotion of e-mobility and accessibility as well as the improvement of the quality of living are also included in the analysis.