At present, commercial real estate is a significant contributor to carbon emissions due to its inefficient use of energy and natural resources. Commercial real estate in Indonesia contributes between 30% and 40% of the total carbon emissions in the country. The real estate sector thus plays a pivotal role in urgent action against climate change.
Real estate also plays an essential role in the well-being of people and society as a whole. Most people spend most of their time indoors, and buildings must be pleasant and healthy places to work and live. By focusing on the transition to renewable energy and on increasing energy access and efficiency, we actively contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change and to fulfilling many of the SDGs.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize the importance of climate action, sustainable cities, and a livable indoor environment. By investing in sustainable real estate, we contribute to climate action goals and sustainable cities.
Sustainable construction results in a win-win situation for buyers, tenants, investors, and consequently, for society as a whole.
Buildings account for 25% of the world’s water consumption and more than a third of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. With the current global efforts undertaken against climate change, awareness for sustainable construction is steadily growing, and modern standards’ adoption is rapidly gaining momentum. With about 60% of the world’s population living in Asia, there is enormous potential in saving CO2 emissions, combating climate change, and improving living standards.