The real estate sector accounts for around half of global energy demand. It is also one of the sectors with the biggest impacts on the environment. As a responsible group, Officiis Properties is particularly concerned with the environmental consequences of its business, especially in terms of energy consumption.
Officiis Properties is also aware that the value of its assets can be affected if the environmental dimension is not taken into consideration sufficiently for its asset management or investment decisions. Indeed, this dimension is increasingly important to financial investors and current or potential tenants in their decision-making processes. Buildings that are not aligned with the latest environmental standards or market’s demands therefore face the risk of losing value and being difficult to let, while their renovation costs will increase over the years.
Officiis Properties therefore incorporates environmental factors upstream into its decision processes and analysis systems. When required, it makes changes and improvements that will deliver environmental and financial benefits.
The company has adopted the French commercial property energy renovation charter (Charte de la rénovation énergétique des bâtiments tertiaires) since 2013.