Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG and sustainability also have a major influence in the real estate sector and will become significantly more important in the near future.

ESG, an important topic for us

Invisia offers proven technologies to support you in the sustainability process. Thanks to our experience from numerous projects, we were able to optimize processes and massively reduce costs.

Interaction between energy monitoring and ESG

Data is the raw material of the future. Measurements and analyzes form the basis for all our decisions. All measurement data that Invisia collects is incorporated into the GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) rating system. 

GRESB is the leading rating system for measuring the sustainability performance of real estate companies and real estate funds. The weighting of various aspects results in the GRESB score, which contributes significantly to the transparency of the real estate industry in sustainability issues.

What are the main influences of ESG on real estate?

  1. Increased value and risk reduction:
    Sustainable practices can increase the value of real estate and reduce risks such as vacancy.
  2. Energy efficiency and cost savings:
    ESG promotes energy-efficient technologies, reduces operating costs and reduces environmental impact.
  3. Tenant preferences:
    Sustainable buildings are more attractive to tenants, which improves rentability.
  4. Regulatory requirements:
    Sustainability and energy efficiency laws affect real estate companies.
  5. Investor requirements:
    Investors prefer ESG-oriented properties, which makes raising capital easier.
  6. Building certifications:
    Certifications such as LEED and BREEAM stand for sustainable quality.
  7. Urban development:
    Cities prefer ESG-compliant projects for sustainable urban planning.

ESG influences the success and direction of the real estate industry, from value to sustainability.

The 7 influences of ESG on real estate in detail


Increasing value and reducing risk

Sustainable practices can significantly increase the value of real estate. For example, efficient energy management and improved use of materials can increase the attractiveness of a property for potential buyers or tenants. In addition, such measures help to minimize risk, for example by reducing the likelihood of vacancies and making the property more resilient to future regulatory changes.


Energy efficiency and cost savings

ESG initiatives promote the use of energy-efficient technologies that not only reduce operating costs but also reduce environmental impact. By installing modern heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems or installing LED lighting, building owners can significantly reduce their energy consumption and thus save costs in the long term.


Tenant preferences

Sustainably built or renovated buildings are attracting more and more tenants who value environmental awareness and healthy living. These buildings often offer better air quality, natural lighting and energy-efficient systems, which makes them particularly attractive. This can lead to a higher occupancy rate and potentially higher rental income.


Regulatory requirements

More and more regulations require property companies to implement sustainable and energy-efficient practices. These regulatory requirements may depend on national or international standards, and properties often need to be adapted to fulfil these requirements, which ultimately ensures their marketability.


Investor requirements

Investors are increasingly interested in investing in ESG-compliant property, as such investments often promise lower risks and higher returns. This growing interest can make it easier for developers and owners who specialise in sustainable real estate projects to raise capital.


Building certifications

Certifications such as LEED, BREEAM or DGNB are indicators of the sustainable quality of a building. They contribute to increasing the value of the property and provide official confirmation that a building fulfils certain environmental standards. These certificates can be decisive in increasing the attractiveness of a property for tenants, buyers and investors.


Urban development

Cities and municipalities are increasingly favouring projects that meet ESG criteria in their urban development initiatives. Such projects help to improve the urban environment, promote sustainable growth and support the creation of community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits.

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