Sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations have become increasingly important for real estate projects.
Not only do these factors affect financing, but they also impact leasing and marketing efforts. Therefore, if you are serious about optimizing your property for ESG, it is crucial to pay attention to the fit-out and interior design of your building.
It is important to note that the interior fittings of buildings are often replaced every 5-8 years on average. This frequent replacement process generates CO2e emissions and hazardous waste, which can have a significant impact on the environment. In Germany alone, the frequent change of office fit-outs and equipment leads to 4-6 million tons of CO2e emissions.
Besides the environmental impact, the materials used in the interior design also have an impact on social factors. These materials can affect the wellbeing of occupants, which makes it essential to consider ESG factors in interior design.
To address ESG considerations in the fit-out and interior design of your building, we recommend the following top 5 measures:
👉 Implement the ESG strategy in the fit-out and interior design.
👉 Consider circularity during design and installation.
👉 Focus on the reusability of materials.
👉 Use ESG-compliant materials when purchasing new materials, such as circular and natural materials.
👉 Document the materials used in the interior design to ensure they can be reused in the future.
By incorporating these measures, you can improve the sustainability and ESG performance of your building. For more information on this topic, read our free guide.