4,000 office buildings, bank branches and other real estate properties account for about 80% of our carbon emissions.
With the aid of new programs, for example improved control of water discharged from cooling towers, we were able to save 138 million liters of water a year. Goal: By 2016 total savings of one billion liters (calculated in comparison with 2011)
The refurbishment of the Deutsche Bank Towers in Frankfurt decreased heating and cooling energy use by 67% and water consumption by 74%.
Increase of the proportion of electricity from renewable energy sources to 84% (7% in 2008), mainly derived from wind power
Electricity through renewable sources: Due to the 122 kilowatt-hour solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of the American headquarter in New York carbon emissions will be reduced by 100 metric per year.
Aim of building projects: Certification by the internationally recognized standard “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED). Current 30 LEED certifications worldwide (for real estate properties)
LEED Gold volume pre-certification for all PBC-iI retail branches in Europe