Our #buildingheroes are featured as some of the biggest impact makers in the real estate industry that are making a real difference. This time we shine a spotlight on an individual: Nuno Fideles, a true sustainability hero at Savills, Portugal.
Hi Nuno, what is it you do?
I am a Associate Architect, and BREEAM Accredited Professional & Sustainability Consultant at Savills Portugal.
What does your work at Savills entail?
Savills Portugal develops offices and commercial projects. In Portugal specifically, we focus on retrofitting buildings and bringing them up to par with the latest sustainability standards. We help our clients to pick -locations, and we develop them into assets that truly contribute to the community. We embrace a 360-degree approach, working as an integrated team of specialists where we are developing, constructing, managing, selling and consulting on properties. This way of working means that we can ensure that we can add qualitative properties to both the buildings and the communities in their surroundings.
What are you most proud of?
MB4 is an office space dating back to 1981 that we’ve completely modernised into a contemporary hotspot. It now serves as a case study for sustainability to other branches of Savills. We have integrated hello energy as an engagement tool to involve our tenants in the daily information flow of what happens in the building, and how they too can create impact with simple measures to save on energy. hello energy helps us to make sustainability more tangible and actionable, with accessible and visual information, and attractive and interactive content. It is also connected to our technology such as 20 indoor climate sensors, so we can keep track of indoor wellbeing at all times. It’s a true game-changer for us and the real estate industry, because it shows how we can make an impact in buildings together, in a way that’s very visual and easy to understand for our tenants and visitors.
Right now, we’re working on 24 projects, buildings that we expect in the next year to receive the certification BREEAM-in use and WELL-certification. Portugal is slowly getting on the right track to retrofitting buildings to make them more efficient and sustainable, and we are very happy to be part of it!
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