In only four European cities, at least 4 out of 10 office buildings have green certificates. It is about Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw, according to the CBRE analysis. The capital of Poland wins this race because certificates have 54 percent of offices. This is the best result in Europe. The share of certified office space in European cities is growing, and the vacancy rate in these facilities is lower than in traditional ones. CBRE experts indicate that apart from location, ESG-related factors are starting to be decisive for companies when choosing a specific office. Therefore, there will be more green office buildings.
"Sustainable development certificates, such as LEED or BREEAM, affect the value of a building in the eyes of potential tenants. These types of offices are often equipped with modern solutions and technologies and are also located in attractive locations. However, it is about something more. Companies as part of their policy. CSR and ESG are looking for solutions that reduce their impact on the environment. A sustainable office building is an important element of this strategy, which guarantees that enterprises meet their obligations, and these are more and more often consistent with the idea of zero-emission," Joanna Mroczek, CEO of Market Research and Marketing departments in Poland and the CEE region at CBRE, said.