Real value
for life

Case Study Bouwinvest office fund

Bouwinvest specialises in managing real estate portfolios for institutional investors. They are a world sector leader in BREEAM and GRESB with €14.1 billion (HY 2021) in assets within five Dutch property sector funds and three international real estate investment mandates in Europe, North-America and Asia-Pacific. Together with partners such as hello energy, they are committed to creating sustainable and liveable urban environments that generate stable income for their institutional investor clients, under their motto ‘Real value for life’.

The challenge

Bouwinvest is committed to developing Paris-proof portfolios by maximising energy efficiency using the leading standards of the WEii protocol of DGBC. Their Dutch office fund contains multi-tenant and mixed-use assets. Each of these spaces should be future-proof and contribute to the well-being of its stakeholders. hello energy provides a tool for Bouwinvest to create more awareness by:

Visualising the measures taken in the building to its visitors and tenants

Monitoring, comparing, and benchmarking energy performance on building and portfolio level

Creating a dialogue with stakeholders by communicating with actionable insights

“To ensure our long-term success, we must invest in what society needs. This is how we create a stable return for our shareholders.”

Dick van Hal, Chief Executive Officer

The solution

Engagement with tenants is crucial to Paris-proof buildings. They are demanding more insights on their own energy consumption, but are also more willing to commit to sustainability goals if they know how they can contribute. hello energy offers smart software that makes these insights more visual, understandable and creates a joint awareness among stakeholders with an interactive tool. In short, hello energy:

Enables alignment and engagement between all stakeholders

Stimulates tenants to contribute to reducing their own consumption

Combines insights with interaction between building owners and tenants

Provides attractive visual content on different devices

The results

With hello energy, Bouwinvest has the tools to create an instant dialogue with their stakeholders based on real-time data of their (office) buildings. We also jointly conducted a partner study among building visitors to measure the impact of our real estate engagement tool. It turns out that:

79% of the building occupants stated they are willing to participate in the sustainability initiatives of the building.

45% of the building occupants stated they felt activated to behave more sustainabily in the building.

45% of the building occupants had the impression that they were in an energy-efficient building.

“Our biggest challenge lies in making existing offices future-proof. hello energy helps us getting tenants and other stakeholders on board. Knowing the results of sustainable investments creates an enormous incentive to keep improving.”

Bas Jochims, Director Dutch Office & Hotel Investments

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