Sustainability takes centre stage in the real estate sector

Sustainability takes centre stage in the real estate sector

In recent years we have witnessed a significant change in the way the real estate sector is developing. Sustainability is no longer just a trend, but has become central to this ever-evolving industry. From the construction process to property management, more and more organisations are adopting practices and technologies to offer solutions that are more responsible with the environment, people and the environment.

At Renta Corporación we have been leading the real estate sector in Barcelona and Madrid for more than 30 years. Through the purchase of buildings and their subsequent transformation and sale, we manage to adapt the assets to the new needs of the population by offering innovative solutions that meet the needs of our clients.

Taking into account our ongoing analysis of the sector, what are the main trends that are currently on the rise, and are there any new investment opportunities in our country? Read on to find out!

The trends that will mark the real estate sector in the coming years

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, sustainability has become a determining factor in consumer decision-making and investor preference. In the coming years, we will see this trend become even more entrenched in the real estate sector.

Housing and energy efficiency

One of the main reasons for the rise of sustainability is that the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPDB) sets 2030 as the deadline for all homes with G or F energy ratings to be upgraded to at least an E rating (although the requirements will increase to D by 2033).

This means that a large number of dwellings in all EU countries, including Spain, will have to be refurbished. From the construction point of view, alternatives are being sought to reduce the environmental impact through the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. In this sense, the adoption of practices that ensure greater energy efficiency, the use of renewable energies and the reduction and responsible management of waste are increasingly taken into account.

Mobility of the future

In addition to sustainable construction, mobility has also become a key aspect of urban development.

Some of the strategies that more and more cities are adopting include improving efficient public transport, promoting bicycle and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, promoting electric and shared vehicles, implementing sustainable urban planning, creating green spaces, and involving citizens in decision-making.

These measures aim to promote sustainable mobility and consequently reduce pollution and carbon emissions, improve the quality of life of residents and create healthier and more liveable urban environments.

New investment opportunities in the real estate sector

This paradigm shift has also generated new investment opportunities in the sector. Investors are showing increasing interest in projects that align with ESG criteria and sustainability principles.

From the construction of green buildings, the implementation of technologies and solutions that promote energy efficiency, the rehabilitation of obsolete assets to the development of sustainable communities are some of the many ways to invest in sustainable real estate projects.

These investments not only have a positive impact on the environment, but also offer attractive long-term financial returns.