In order to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, our portfolio will need to achieve net zero green house gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. Aedifica has adopted this goal and is developing a pathway towards attaining it. Aligning our real estate portfolio with our sustainability goals will require renovating/redeveloping some of the older buildings in our portfolio.
In order to correctly evaluate the intrinsic energy performance of the infrastructure that we provide to our tenants and to identify additional energy performance improvements in a structured and aligned way, we aim to have EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates) for all buildings in ourportfolio. EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates) were first introduced as part of the EU Directive related to the Energy Performance of Buildings and play a significant role, especially for buildings constructed prior to 2021.
Throughout 2020, we prepared an inventory of the existing certificates in our portfolio, giving us a clear view of the current state of our real estate. Currently, 57% of our assets, including (re)developments, have an EPC (see pie chart). Buildings with an EPC at level C are considered compliant with the country’s standards.
As a next step, we will enhance the EPC coverage and assess how to structurally improve the energy efficiency of our buildings, boosting our EPC score by investing in energy-efficient installations, improved insulation and other solutions in underperforming buildings.
Do you want to find out more about Aedifica’s sustainability efforts? Please have a look at our sustainability report.
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We have made sure that you can easily get to our head office in Brussels by public transport: you can reach us by train, metro, bus and bicycle.
If you come by train, you can get off at the station of Brussels-Luxemburg or Brussels-Central. From there you can easily continue on foot to rue Belliard 40. If you come by international train, you get off at Brussels-South station and take metro line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by metro, you can take line 1 or 5 to Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet or Maelbeek/Maalbeek, or you can take line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by bus, you can take line 21, 27 and 64 to Trêves/Trier, or line 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 to Science/Wetenschap.
If you take a villo! sharing bike, you can easily park your bike in the Charlemagne/Karel De Grote bike station right in front of our office.
Of course, you can also reach us by car, but we encourage you to consider the environment and use public transport or other eco-friendly transportation options.