European real estate ESG index reveals year-on-year decline in energy consumption
Deepki, an ESG data intelligence platform for the commercial real estate sector, has released the latest findings of its annual ESG Index, which represents the first publicly available European benchmark measuring real estate’s environmental performance using real data.
Year-on-year energy consumption has dropped across most sectors. But the healthcare sector shows highest energy consumption and joint-highest CO2 emissions across Europe. And the United Kingdom’s hotels have seen the largest increase in energy consumption (9 percent) compared with other typologies, mainly due to the sector’s recovery. This contrasts with the country’s retail sector, which has seen a drop in consumption of 13 percent.
Energy consumption across the housing sector also fell by 10 percent. Office buildings demonstrated similar consumption to housing, at 216 kWhFE/m². The sector with the highest consumption and carbon emissions was healthcare (299kWhFE/m² and 56 kgCO2eq/m² respect