Globally, the real estate sector accounts for more than one third of all greenhouse gas emissions. To combat that trend, a Danish institutional real estate investor is working on reducing the climate impact of its properties and has chosen COWI to assist in this transition.
From June to November 2023, we will provide this investor with the documentation required for EU taxonomy technical screening criteria (TSC) regarding acquisition and ownership of buildings. This particular part of the portfolio contains 16 residential and commercial properties and comprise around 160,000 m².
Through our sustainability consultancy services, we will equip the institutional investor and property owner to better reduce risks and ensure that its properties remain valuable and resilient to climate change. We will simultaneously facilitate the DGNB certification and documentation of the EU taxonomy in accordance with the Green Building Council Denmark's Taxonomy Matrix for Existing Properties.
The aim is to document substantial contribution to climate change mitigation through assessment of the properties' energy performance level and management of energy efficient operations along with evaluations of the risks, which climate changes poses to the properties.