Sustainability. Based on Responsibility
In an era when climate change is accelerating and global resources are in ever shorter supply, the concept of sustainability is imprinting itself inexorably upon our minds.
When peak oil is imminent and water is becoming the most valuable commodity on earth, when more than half of all resources available in the world are still consumed by the building sector and more than 40% of energy consumption is used for heating, sustainable thinking and acting becomes a duty, especially in the real estate sector. Because properties have such long life cycles, real estate lends itself ideally to a sustainable approach.
As Switzerland’s largest builder-owner, Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management acts with the future in mind. In keeping with the guiding principle of incorporating sustainable thinking into society, the economy and the environment, and also into Credit Suisse’s own business practice, Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management sets an example by living up to its responsibilities. Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management is convinced that a sustainable approach to real estate has now become an essential requirement.
Sustainable building creates the conditions to face ecological, economic and social challenges – now and in the future. And as time goes on, sustainability criteria will be applied as the most important yardstick not only for green properties, but also for profitable real estate investments. This is why Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management initiated and implemented the first Swiss quality seal for sustainable real estate: greenproperty.