What means Sustainable real estate?

As people pay more and more attention to climate change and rising energy costs, interest in sustainability is growing in the real estate sector. In the design phase of the new business premises, the sustainability of the real estate">commercial real estate is already being considered.

The initial investment in sustainable development is fully recovered during the rental/sale period. Not only are the energy costs of sustainable real estate lower, these business locations are also more common than buildings with energy labels in the categories D to G. In other words: business premises with green energy labels sell better! Investing in sustainable real estate almost always pays for itself.

Energy labels were introduced by the Dutch government to encourage property owners to better manage their energy performance. For example, they can label business premises (after improvement) as 'sustainable real estate'. From 1 January 2018, an energy label must be present when building, selling or renting commercial premises.