As a company within METRO GROUP, METRO PROPERTIES pursues the goal of securing the future over the long term in an economically responsible manner. As a real estate company within the Group, we also focus on the efficient use of energy and a sustainable method of construction.
As "Good Corporate Citizens" - as good neighbours and reliable partners - we consider the social and ecological requirements of our own markets and administration sites at an early stage. Against this background we continually optimise our business processes.
Sustainable Real Estate
Sustainable real estate literally contributes towards a good climate: it helps to lower energy consumption, reduce CO2 emissions and maintain biodiversity. It promotes the quality of life for its users, as well as the entire surroundings, and contributes to sustainable urban planning. From the design of the buildings, through the construction phase to their management, it is therefore important to integrate sustainability as a principle throughout the entire life cycle of the property and continuously optimise it in our daily work.
Benchmark and optimisation tool for real estate
As the world's leading and most widely used method of certification for buildings, BREEAM sets the highest possible standards of sustainability. Recently, the office building "Brücke 13" ("Bridge 13") on the METRO Campus was awarded the BREEAM certificate, receiving the grade "very good". Eleven Polish shopping centers have also already been certified with the best grades by the BREEAM organization.
In addition to the "inventory", the continuous optimisation of buildings and processes is the main focus of the certification. Our employees who have been specifically trained as BREEAM Associates therefore continually work on integrating the BREEAM standards even more into our processes and daily work.
Sustainability at METRO GROUP
- Combined heat and power units at the MCC locations in Düsseldorf and Berlin
- Solar chilling system for the Center Meydan Merter in Istanbul
- Geothermal energy system for the Shopping Square Meydan in Istanbul
- Energy-efficient reconstruction of the Walzmühle shopping center in Ludwigshafen or
- Photovoltaic system on the campus of the Group in Düsseldorf
The sustainability report of METRO AG
summarises the most important indices and presents the specific objectives which the company has set itself.