Aberdeen Asset Management

Like many other property managers, Aberdeen Asset Management has established Corporate Social Responsibility as part of its corporate profile – quite simply because it is now cost-effective to operate in an environmentally friendly manner.

Like many other property managers, Aberdeen Asset Management has established Corporate Social Responsibility as part of its corporate profile – quite simply because it is now cost-effective to operate in an environmentally friendly manner. An energy-efficient building spares the environment from greenhouse gas emissions and tenants from high energy costs – and boosts profitability for the owners. As the selected partner, Entro was mandated to monitor energy consumption and waste streams in Aberdeen’s around 100 buildings in Norway, and to systematically guide Aberdeen through specific environmental measures.

Optima Energi, Entro’s energy monitoring software, is an important tool in gaining a complete and simple overview of Aberdeen’s almost 1.1 million square metres in Norway. The monitoring system logs information about the properties’ energy consumption, waste streams and carbon emissions. Entro’s consultants can simply analyse this data to establish specific measures that will save time and money. “Here we are dealing with fact-based environmental efficiency improvements,” comments Tor Lindholt, Managing Director of Entro. “The advice we give is based on actual consumption and emissions, and is not general advice. We pick the lowest-hanging fruit first. The investments required to improve energy efficiency often quickly pay off, some in just one year.

“The Aberdeen agreement reflects the clear current trend in which major property managers are increasingly considering environmental aspects at the very top of the organisation. More and more Boards of Directors and owners are incorporating CSR considerations in the business’ overarching goals. Such businesses are also displaying real social responsibility by operating in a sustainable manner,” believes Lindholdt.