The CO-Firm, on behalf of the German enterprise’s initiative for energy efficiency (DENEFF), supported by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety uncovered why investments in climate protection measures take place (or why they do not) and what property owners need to be able to make better decisions in the future regarding climate protection. We developed a toolset of innovative projects that targets the needs of property owners and enables moving towards a sustainable building stock.
The Federal Government aims at reaching a virtually climate neutral building stock until 2050. Commercial properties – although the number is comparatively small – are responsible for almost half of building related emissions in Germany. At the same time, climate protection measures do not play an important role for this sector. In order to move towards a climate neutral transition pathway and meet the Federal Government’s targets in the Paris agreement, billions of investments in the building sector and in commercial properties are necessary. This opens up great opportunities for the commercial property sector, energy efficiency sector and Financial service providers. Property owners, on the other hand, who do not invest, face great risks.
You can read the Study (German) “Climate friendly commercial properties: property owners, investment processes and new tools for more investments in climate protection” here.