ESG-Compliant Asset Transformation by apoprojekt

Aligned with Germany's commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045, the real estate sector is undergoing essential ESG-compliant transformations.

apoprojekt is helping to prepare the German building stock for Paris Agreement standards, ensuring both economic sustainability and environmental improvement. apoprojekt champions initiatives that embody effective strategies, reflecting a commitment to practical solutions for a more sustainable future.

Three Key Steps for Successful Transformation

apoprojekt’s approach begins by optimising current building operations. Following this, energy-saving measures are implemented with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. Three critical levers guide this process: Firstly, exploring energy production avenues like photovoltaics and waste heat recovery. Secondly, optimising system technology through intelligent controls and temperature reduction. Finally, minimising transmission losses at the building envelope.

Navigating the Intersection of ESG and Economic Viability

ESG-compliant building renovations often raise concerns about economic viability. However, studies reveal that energy-efficient buildings, meeting current standards, generate up to 16% higher revenues compared to "Worst Performance Buildings." apoprojekt’s experience emphasises that impactful improvements in the CO₂ balance can result from smaller, cost-effective measures. Energy reduction, local recovery, and energy production, such as through photovoltaic systems, are key focal points.

Decarbonisation Paths Tailored to Clients' Needs

apoprojekt experts initiate the process by conducting a thorough building analysis. Subsequently, potential decarbonisation paths are presented, leading to outcomes like the 1.5°C house or energy efficiency class A. apoprojekt offers four distinct variants – High Performance, Best Value, Minimal Invest, and Cost Saving. During consultations, economic viability is evaluated, considering investment costs, government funding potential, energy cost savings, and payback periods. Clients can choose a tailored package, considering the individual cost-benefit ratio, whether it's Minimal Invest or High Performance.

Degrees Celsius: A Transparent Benchmark

apoprojekt employs the XDC model from Climate-Tech company right°, using degrees Celsius as a transparent benchmark. This software assesses buildings in terms of CO₂ emissions and climate impact. On average, German office buildings are at 3.3°C. Through ESG-compliant measures, apoprojekt gradually optimises this balance, aligning with the Paris 1.5°C target.

In transforming the German real estate stock, apoprojekt relies on this transparent benchmark because the goal is clear – achieving carbon neutrality – and transparency is essential on this journey.

"We have the technological capabilities to make every existing building carbon neutral. With our Design & Build approach, we outline potential paths and can also implement the decarbonization measures directly and comprehensively."

Daniel Gerdelmann, Head of ESG & Sustainability at apoprojekt.

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