05 May 2021

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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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