CBRE is the leading provider of Energy & Sustainability (E&S) expertise across EMEA, supporting investors, occupiers and developers. We help our clients navigate property legislation, reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency and reliability, manage brand and reputation, mitigate risk, and create more productive and healthy workplace environments.

Taking a holistic approach to business sustainability, our team develops strategies that not only significantly reduce carbon footprints, but also create long-term benefits and value for your business. 

As the world’s number one provider of commercial real estate services, we’re different from other energy and sustainability advisors. Supported by our extensive knowledge and experience of building and facilities management, we have a unique real estate focus that enables us to quickly understand your exact requirements and provide creative yet practical sustainable property solutions. 

Globally, we have 250+ E&S professionals, of whom more than 120 are based in the EMEA region. Our team’s skillset varies from chartered energy engineers and managers, accredited LEED, BREEAM, ISO & Wellness sustainability professionals, through to qualified measurement and verification specialists and energy / water procurement experts. 

Services for occupiers

We have developed a program to optimise the supply, demand and usage of utilities and resources, especially for occupiers; we call it: “Buy Smart, Use Smart and Be Responsible.”

That means we support businesses from the development of a utilities procurement strategy, through to reducing costs and emissions across buildings and portfolios, and finally ensuring compliance with environmental legislation while improving the value of their assets. 

With this three-pronged energy & sustainability approach, we have been able to support 100+ clients in EMEA, manage €1 billion in utilities spend, save €23 million and reduce 70 million kg CO2e – the equivalent to 1.8 million planted trees.   

Services for investors

Our team is able to draw on CBRE’s global real estate expertise to provide investors with a comprehensive service, from developing sustainability strategy to improving building performance, enhancing reputation through reporting and certifications to reducing risk around legislation and obsolescence.

Because property is our core business, CBRE’s Energy & Sustainability experts are uniquely positioned to provide a long-term real estate focus. Our teams not only help investors to attract and retain occupiers, but also ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate risk and create utility savings with access to the latest research and analysis. 

CBRE’s Energy & Sustainability services cover:

      Sustainability strategy and consulting

      Energy performance improvement

      Resource management

      Utilities procurement

     Green building certification

      Wellness strategies and certification

      Compliance and risk management

      Carbon and ESG reporting

      Stakeholder engagement

      Specialist consulting for the manufacturing industry

      Data Centres and critical environments expertise