Online insight into sustainability opportunities for commercial premises

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From the local florist stall to the large metalworking factory in an industrial park – starting today, all of ABN AMRO’s business clients can go online to see what they can do to make their commercial premises more sustainable.

The ABN AMRO Sustainable Investment Tool is a joint initiative of the bank and advisory firm CFP Green Buildings. The tool shows the client’s energy label and the possible improvement it can achieve. It also shows what measures are possible, such as insulation, LED lighting and solar panels, and allows the client to directly request a quote. The tool calculates how much the investment will cost, the payback time on the investment and the carbon reduction it will achieve.

Awareness and convenience

Fred Bos, Director of Commercial Banking Clients at ABN AMRO: “We hope the online tool will encourage our clients to make their commercial premises more sustainable. It’s better for the environment in the Netherlands, and a sustainable building is simply more valuable. We are raising awareness among our clients and making it as easy as possible for them to make all the arrangements using a single online tool. The Sustainable Investment Tool allows clients to calculate costs and to contact suppliers of energy-saving products.” 

Average of all buildings in ABN AMRO portfolio up to energy label A by 2030

The Sustainable Investment Tool was already being used in advisory meetings, but it is now also available online. The online tool is being presented today at the Dutch Green Building Week.

ABN AMRO aims to raise the average energy performance of all the real estate it finances, as well as its own buildings, to energy label A by 2030. Commercial clients can now use the Sustainable Investment Tool to obtain free information and advice on how to make their properties more sustainable, and the bank will finance 100% of the investment.

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