Real estate accounts for nearly 40% of France's total energy consumption. It is therefore a priority sector for the country's energy transition.
Driven by increasingly ambitious regulatory requirements, particularly the "tertiary sector decree" (ELAN Law – Article 175), owners and investors must reduce the energy consumption of their assets.
CBRE has adopted a four pronged approach to help its clients improve energy efficiency and transform these constraints into opportunities:
- Evaluate, design and manage asset energy efficiency (energy audit, investment plan, etc.)
- Contractually incorporate energy efficiency into asset management using energy supply framework agreements or adding energy performance commitments (EPC) into their operating agreements
- Implement high quality processes (BBC or BEPOS labels, ISO 50 001 certification) in order to ensure that the energy performance required for any construction, renovation or operations project is achieved. We rely on our commissioning (Cx) methodology in order to ensure stakeholders remain committed to optimising energy performance throughout the project, from the design phase through to operation.
- Provide digital tools to measure, collect and manage building data. This includes a Building Management System (BMS) equipment diagnostic, defining a relevant metering plan and optimising the use of collected energy data (via our ASSET IQ tool)
Increased energy costs, the technical complexity of building equipment and the multiplication of stakeholders must all be taken into account in order to be able to ensure responsible real estate management. CBRE relies on its network of experts to provide a pragmatic response to each of these issues and create value.