Sustainable ambitions of CBRE Dutch Office Fund
Investing in and managing buildings with a sustainable future has always been a key priority for the CBRE Dutch Office Fund. More recently, sustainability in itself has become an area of focus within the organization. The fund has taken the initial steps to implement sustainability into its core business. Examples are the sustainability pilot in the WTC Amsterdam, energy labelling of our complete portfolio, research among appraisers, development of quick-win checklist, several sustainable redevelopments of existing buildings and application within the annual budget process. We define sustainable real estate as real estate that is constructed or refurbished in such a way that it utilizes, relatively speaking, a minimal amount of scarce resources (materials, energy, water and locations), and simultaneously has an optimal performance (tenant satisfaction, interior comfort and social well-being).
Sustainable ambitions of Schiphol Real Estate
Sustainable development is essential to Schiphol Real Estate. This is because SRE feels an obligation of Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship, giving it a ‘licence to operate´, on the one hand, and because of marketplace demands on the other. To SRE, sustainable real estate means offering tenants a pleasant and healthy environment in which to work, buildings with low energy costs and office spaces that promote a business´s image in just the right way. Sustainable development is not new to the airport. Ten years ago, Schiphol Real Estate was one of the first to develop a building with heat and cold storage and, since then, its portfolio has included a number of premises featuring the energy efficient 'A' label.