From 2021, the utilities for the entire BEOS AG portfolio will be CO2-neutral. To this end, BEOS has significantly optimised the energy supply for its corporate real estate portfolio, comprising four million square metres of rental space.

BEOS AG, a subsidiary of Swiss Life Asset Managers, has significantly optimised the energy supply of its corporate real estate portfolio, which comprises four million square metres of rental space. Since 2014, the company has achieved total savings of around EUR 4.5 million. Of that sum, approximately EUR 2.9 million is attributable to gas and EUR 1.6 million to electricity. This was made possible by active energy and contract management with Argentus, a leading consultant for sustainable building management and operating cost optimisation in Germany.

Optimisation measures included the bundling of delivery quantities and the use of particularly favourable procurement times. To this end, BEOS and Argentus developed an individual dynamic purchasing model, dependent on the stock exchange price, whereby the energy supplies are secured on the basis of an ongoing chart-based market analysis by Argentus. This model ensures that the optimised energy supply for BEOS properties remains dynamic and is thus guaranteed now and in the future.

With regard to ancillary costs, our tenants will also benefit from these savings. That is fully in line with the BEOS philosophy – since we see ourselves less as a landlord than as a service provider for our tenants.

Energy supply CO2 neutral from 2021

From 2021, the utilities for the entire BEOS AG portfolio will also be CO2-neutral. This saves 19 400 tonnes of CO2 per year for electricity and 12 900 tonnes of CO2 for gas. These 32 300 tonnes correspond to around 161 million kilometres of average passenger car mileage (123 gCO2/km). This represents a major step in the implementation of our sustainability strategy. For example, BEOS can make an effective contribution, as corporate real estate often consumes high energy due to use, which BEOS is now able to set as CO2-neutral. This has a positive impact on the CO2 footprint of tenants. According to the Federal Office for the Environment, real estate is a key lever for climate protection, as buildings in Germany account for about 35% of final energy consumption and about 30% of CO2 emissions.

Source: first published on BEOS AG website on 12 Jan. 2021

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