Deutsche Bank – Responsibility

Green Building: An important contribution to climate protection

Put simply, Green Building means increasing the energy efficiency of the buildings from which we operate. Deutsche Bank has a portfolio of about 4,000 office buildings, bank branches and other real estate properties. Since these account for approximately 80 percent of our total CO2 emissions, it clearly makes sense to reduce their environmental footprint wherever possible.

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Avoiding emissions from our facilities is a significant contribution to achieving carbon neutrality. As well as improving our own real estate portfolio, we also work closely with suppliers and partners to promote best–practice throughout the real estate industry. Our clients all over the world can also benefit from that experience. Our business divisions make use of our expertise in financing renovation and retrofitting projects.

Water is a precious resource - just like energy. In 2011 we pledged to reduce water consumption by a total of 1 billion liters over the next five years. We are making steady progress through new programs such as water discharge controls for cooling towers and work such as our upgrade programs. To date, these projects have achieved over 138 million liters in annual savings.

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized our commitment to sustainability in 2011 by giving Deutsche Bank the inaugural International Leadership Award.

Deutsche Bank has a portfolio of approximately 4,000 buildings in 74 countries worldwide. Those buildings account for approximately 80 percent of our global greenhouse gas emissions.

Our refurbished corporate headquarters in Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Towers – highlights the environmental improvements that we can achieve in existing properties. Refurbishment has led to a 67 percent decrease in energy use for heating and cooling and a 74 percent reduction in water consumption.

“Reducing our carbon emissions through eco-efficient operations not only makes sense for the environment but is also good business practice too. We are helping to create new benchmarks in corporate real estate by creating innovative and eco-friendly working spaces.”

Jeff Baer Global Head of Global Logistics Services (2012)

Green Building: The new Deutsche Bank Towers

The refurbished Group Head Office in Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Towers – highlights the environmental improvements that we can achieve in existing properties. The refurbishment has led to a 67 percent decrease in energy use for heating and cooling and reduced water consumption by 74 percent. I n 2011 Deutsche Bank Towers were presented with the Best Green Intelligent Buildings Award at the sixth International Green Awards ceremony.
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In 2011 Deutsche Bank Towers were presented with the Best Green Intelligent Buildings Award at the sixth International Green Awards ceremony.

Key energy metrics for control purposes

Our Eco Program Management Office supports Green Building by providing measurement and verification across all the Bank’s operations. Improved data acquisition means we can track key energy metrics in real time, identifying opportunities and problems and taking prompt, targeted action to improve performance. Our Building Performance Dashboard allows facility managers to track the most important metrics including energy consumption, peak demand, and changes in occupancy and floor area, in over 2,700 of our facilities.

Sustainable operations

Sustainability certificates have been issued for 555,000 square meters of floor space. That represents assets under management of roughly 2 billion euros.

LEED certification around the world

We approach all the Bank’s major building projects with the intention of gaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This lowers costs and reduces the environmental impact.

LEED certifications cover a range of project types and buildings, including new construction for our Frankfurt HQ, existing buildings, commercial interiors and retail premises.

We approach all the Bank’s major building projects with the intention of gaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This lowers costs and reduces the environmental impact.

LEED certifications cover a range of project types and buildings, including new construction for our Frankfurt HQ, existing buildings, commercial interiors and retail premises.

To date, thirty of our largest offices with more than 2000 workplaces are now LEED certified. This year’s certifications include:

LEED Gold Commercial Interiors for Two IFC, Lujizui, Shanghai, China
LEED Gold Commercial Interiors for PBC/CBS Branch, Ahmadabad, India
LEED Silver Existing buildings: Operations and Maintenance for 60 Wall Street, New York, USA
LEED Platinum Commercial Interiors for Pinners Hall, London, Great Britain
LEED in Gold for New Buildings at Amazonas Building in Essen, Germany

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Sustainable operations

1.6 mn

square meters of floor space in the USA have the ENERGY STAR ® certification

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Green Lease

Our “Green Lease” program ensures that the buildings we use meet commercial requirements and comply with sustainability aspects even if we do not own or operate them. We negotiate green terms in tenancy agreements to encourage landlords to make more sustainable choices before we take occupancy. Our green leases cover the consumption of resources in the entire building – not just the space we occupy – and require that the data is available to us. Newly concluded rental contracts contain “green” clauses on energy and water efficiency criteria, air quality inside buildings, waste management and environmentally friendly cleaning of the interiors.

We have introduced a global green lease admin system that tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for our existing leases: including energy performance ratings, green cleaning, waste services and sub-metering of energy and water. We continue to introduce green leases across our portfolio.

Through our own commitment and co-operation with other organizations, we aim to make a contribution towards more sustainable facility management as part of our Green Building strategy. Initiatives include:

establishing practical standards and instruments for “Green Lease” agreements
compiling a catalog of sustainability criteria for real estate agencies
defining ecological selection criteria for new sites and their construction
demanding energy and environmental ratings for leased real estate properties so that lessees can compare sites
working with the Greenprint Foundation to establish global standards for reporting carbon emissions in buildings

We have introduced a global green lease admin system that tracks Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for our existing leases: including energy performance ratings, green cleaning, waste services and sub-metering of energy and water. We continue to introduce green leases across our portfolio.

Through our own commitment and co-operation with other organizations, we aim to make a contribution towards more sustainable facility management. Initiatives include:

establishing practical standards and instruments for “Green Lease” agreements
compiling a catalog of sustainability criteria for real estate agencies
defining ecological selection criteria for new sites and their construction
demanding energy and environmental ratings for leased real estate properties so that lessees can compare sites
working with the Greenprint Foundation to establish global standards for reporting carbon emissions in buildings

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Sustainable operations

We have concluded 23 green leases for a floor area of 88,794 square meters.

Renewable energy

We have increased the proportion of renewable electricity from 7 percent to 84 percent globally over the last four years. Wind power is a major contributor and in the US and Canada it provides 100 percent of purchased electricity. The Bank was a founder of the WindMade™ label, the first global consumer label that identifies products made with wind energy.

In 2011 we made a significant investment in renewable micro-generation. This included installing a 120 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at our Americas headquarters in New York. The building at 60 Wall St. has the largest solar PV array in Manhattan, and was at that time the highest elevated solar PV flat panel array in the world, topping off at 737 feet above ground level. It will reduce carbon emissions by 100 metric tons per year – and make a considerable contribution to the success of our Green Building policy.

In 2011 we made a significant investment in renewable micro-generation. This included installing a 120 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at our Americas headquarters in New York. The building at 60 Wall St. has the largest solar PV array in Manhattan, and was at that time the highest elevated solar PV flat panel array in the world, topping off at 737 feet above ground level. It will reduce carbon emissions by 100 metric tons per year.
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