CBRE is the leading provider of energy and sustainability expertise across EMEA, supporting investors, occupiers and developers. We help our clients navigate property legislation, reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency and reliability with energy efficient buildings, 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 efficiency 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 over 250 energy and sustainability 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, specially 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 efficiency and sustainability approach, we have been able to support over 100 clients in EMEA, manage €1bn in utilities spend, save €23m and reduce 70m kg CO2e – the equivalent to 1.8m planted trees.   

Services for investors

Our team 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 efficiency and 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. 

Our energy and 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