Three pitfalls of sustainability

How some asset classes are successfully rebalancing

Due to regulatory and financing pressures, the rethinking towards sustainability in the real estate industry seems to have begun.

More and more developers, hotel operators or logistics companies seem to become aware of their responsibility towards the environment.

This development in the industry is confirmed by various studies.

Sustainability as a success factor for companies

The green development and adaptation of companies and your construction projects, among others, logistics real estate and hotels is more crucial than ever, because more and more companies place high value on sustainability for representation purposes and due to the financing situation.

If you want to remain successful in the long term, you can no longer avoid the consistent implementation of sustainability issues.

These still include the implementation of recycling and waste management systems, the use of renewable energy, and the switch to more environmentally friendly means and routes of transportanalogous to the known certificates on the market.

The challenges associated with sustainability measures should by no means be underestimated and require an extremely thoughtful approach.

The challenges

- High cost

One of the biggest initial barriers is that implementation requires high investment in environmentally friendly technologies and materials. This initially results in higher construction costs, which are often seen as an obstacle.

- Careful calculation

To minimize operating costs in the long term, the use of energy and water must be very efficient and carefully calculated.

- Regular optimization measures

Sustainability should be ensured over the entire service life of the building. This requires regular reviews and optimization of the measures.

Construction cost controlling and construction monitoring

can actually be a veritable solution to these sustainability challenges.

Careful and accurate project controlling ensures that a project stays within budget and that no unnecessary costs are incurred. It also helps to minimize operating costs in the long term by calculating efficient use of energy and water. There are no more excuses not to focus on sustainability standards and to integrate environmentally friendly technologies and materials in new buildings and renovations.

The advantages of these investments clearly outweigh the disadvantages.

The advantages

- Reduction of energy and operating costs in the long term:

The use of environmentally friendly materials and technologies can significantly reduce energy consumption, resulting in considerable cost savings in the long term.

- Image improvement of the company:

Sustainable buildings demonstrate the company's commitment to environmental protection and thus help to improve its image.

- Reducing environmental pollution and improving health:

The use of environmentally friendly materials and technologies reduces emissions and thus protects the environment and people's health.

- Possibility of government funding and grants:

Many governments and organizations are promoting the move to sustainable buildings to combat climate change and protect the environment. Sustainable construction can thus lead to additional financial benefits.

"The Crystal"

It pays to invest in sustainable buildings and to accept the challenges, as well as to control the construction method.

An example of a sustainable building is "The Crystal" in London. The building is the sustainable conference center that is powered entirely by renewable energy.

the crystal - London
the crystal - London

The roof is covered with photovoltaic panels that generate enough energy to power the entire building. In addition, the building is equipped with a variety of energy-efficient technologies, such as automatic ventilation that uses heat recovery.

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