link to joint press release (pdf)
Deka Immobilien focuses on CO2 reduction through intelligent building technology
- Framework agreement with technology company MeteoViva
- Central energy monitoring system to collect consumption data
Frankfurt, 27 May 2019 – Deka Immobilien is expanding its sustainability activities and relies in the future also on smart data as well as artificial intelligence in building technology. Together with the technology company MeteoViva, at least 100 properties in the Deka portfolio worldwide will be equipped with the patented MeteoViva Climate technology within the next three years. This technology combines the management of the indoor climate with efficient building operation. "The use of intelligent building technology reduces the CO2 emissions of our fund properties. In this way, we are making an active contribution to achieving the CO2 climate targets within the framework of the global climate agreement. Our tenants benefit from a better indoor climate and energy savings," says Burkhard Dallosch, Managing Director of Deka Immobilien.
Furthermore Deka will use MeteoVivas energy monitoring system to centrally record consumption data for properties located all over the world. Additional measures to reduce energy consumption can be derived from the collected data and comparative values.
MeteoViva expects the next major growth step from the extensive portfolio rollout at Deka Immobilien. "With this cooperation we underline our leading position in the market as an innovator for sustainable building climate control and can further establish MeteoViva Climate as the trend-setting standard solution for smart technical building management in commercial properties", says Dr. Jan Scheffler, Managing Director of MeteoViva. The cooperation will also provide valuable insights into how MeteoViva products can be further optimized to meet the specific needs of portfolio customers.
DekaBank is the Wertpapierhaus (securities services provider) of the German Savings Banks Finance Group. Together with its subsidiaries it forms Deka Group, which has total customer assets of around EUR 276 billion (as at 31/12/2019) and around 4.7 million securities accounts, making it one of the largest securities services providers and real estate asset managers in Germany. It provides retail and institutional clients access to a wide range of investment products and services. DekaBank is firmly anchored in the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe and designs its portfolio of products and services to meet the requirements of its shareholders and sales partners in the securities business.
The Deka Group’s global real estate expertise is pooled within its Real Estate Division. The two investment companies, Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH and WestInvest Gesellschaft für Investmentfonds mbH, and the service company, Deka Immobilien GmbH, manage and service around EUR 36 billion in real estate assets (as at 31/12/2018).
MeteoViva Climate was developed by the Jülich-based technology company MeteoViva GmbH. The pioneering solution enables smart building management and already has experience of more than 3.5 million operating hours with its customers worldwide. The patented system is forward-looking, self-learning, significantly reduces operating and energy costs as well as CO2 emissions - and is the ideal partner for building owners, Facility Managers and Managers of commercial building portfolios. MeteoViva GmbH has 25 employees and subsidiaries in Switzerland and the US.