05 May 2021
Bouwinvest is improving the sustainability of its entire portfolio, but it needs to work closely with its tenants to fulfil its goal of creating a greener future, Michiel de Bruine said in an interview with PropertyEU.
Real estate investment manager Bouwinvest has embarked on an ambitious plan to give its entire portfolio a sustainable overhaul. One of the projects in line for green improvements is a 700-home regeneration in Diemen-Noord, part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. The 1990s scheme has an average energy label of C, but Bouwinvest is developing five tailor-made improvement packages for different types of homes. These include installing high efficiency glazing and mechanical ventilation, improving insulation, as well as adding solar panels, hybrid boilers and heat pumps.
It is adopting a phased approach in order to optimise returns, making some improvements before 2030 and others by 2045, which will ultimately lead to near energy-neutral homes.
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