As a leading technical advisory consultancy, TA Europe also offers sustainability services for property owners and investors, which can affect various situations during the life cycle of an asset and covers different kinds of building types. No matter if the objective is to save running costs through a more sustainable property, increase building value or attractivity through a building certification, or to report about the sustainability status of your portfolio to take part in various reporting initiatives, TA Europe can advise and guide you accordingly.
Our team consists of several experts with a high level of experience with major international sustainability labels. The TA Europe in-house team includes LEED APs and certified BREEAM assessors who have managed and led certification processes to achieve the highest level of certification. As a consultancy, TA Europe is also registered with BRE and licenced to provide BREEAM International certifications.
Sustainability Due Diligence
Technical due diligence reviews are a standard procedure in the sales or acquisition process of a property or a portfolio. The construction quality is an important factor for the potential buyer and a big driver for the sales price. The same applies to the sustainability “level”. Even if a property has not been certified yet, it might have great potential for a future sustainability certification. Analysing the respective potential to estimate the possible certification level and the connected costs are part of our sustainability due diligence. The result of this analysis can be used as a starting point for a possible certification, an additional marketing tool or as input for Capex calculations and rentability checks.
Sustainability or ‘Green Building’ Certification
Sustainability certifications are still a growing market in the national and international real estate sector. Currently, more than 2,000 buildings in Germany are certified, with one of the leading building certificates (LEED, BREEAM or DGNB). Adaptations of international labels for the German market make those certifications easier to handle and reduce the complexity of the process. Within the past ten years, the amount of certified properties has experienced substantial growth. Especially for office buildings in large cities, sustainability certifications have become an indispensable part of the real estate sector.
TA Europe has the experience and the expertise to guide you through the process of building certification and be your certification partner for the leading sustainability labels. We can advise you in all asset classes and certification schemes.
For building owners and investors, sustainability is not only relevant for their own sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, it can also be a relevant economic driver. Our sustainability expert, Dr. Annika Neubauer (née Feige), has published several scientific papers in that field of work which underline the positive effect of sustainable constructions and provide proof for the monetary advantages of sustainable buildings.