Sustainability Transformation

Strategic Grant management

Various subsidies make it easier to make your property more sustainable with energy-saving measures. There are, for example, the Energy and Environmental Investment Allowance (EIA and MIA) and the SDE++. Good subsidy management is crucial for maximum results, and we can help you with that.

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Building a sustainable business case

Getting started with sustainability?

As an entrepreneur, you want to manage your real estate optimally, and therefore sustainably. Energy-saving measures reduce the environmental impact and increase the value of your property. That is attractive for you as an owner, but also for your tenants. Once you've decided to take the step and know what investments you want to make, it's time to look at the financial side. Saving energy and improving working conditions play a role in this, but another important point is sometimes forgotten: subsidies. The government lends entrepreneurs a helping hand to become more sustainable through interesting subsidy schemes and tax benefits.

Upcoming energy regulations

SDE++ or EIA/MIA investment deduction 

A number of subsidy schemes are available from the Dutch government, aimed at various themes. For real estate projects these are, for example, energy saving and storage, circularity and the generation of renewable energy. Some of the most important grants are:

  • The Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) and Environmental Investment Allowance (MIA). These tax benefits are intended for entrepreneurs who make energy-saving or environmentally-friendly investments, both in new construction projects and renovations. This offers opportunities for measures such as LED lighting, high-efficiency glazing, heat pumps, energy-efficient fans and pumps. But also for a complete investment package that follows from tailor-made advice, or even an entire building that is provided with a BREEAM certificate.
  • The Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition (SDE++). This successor to the SDE and SDE+ is intended for projects where renewable energy is processed on a large scale, or where CO2-reducing techniques are applied. Think of solar panels and wind turbines, but also large-scale heat pumps and geothermal energy.
  • The Subsidy Scheme for the Preservation of Monuments (SIM). This subsidy provides support for the planned maintenance of national monuments without an original residential function.

We can help you gain insight into the possibilities for your project. That starts with a subsidy study: we analyse your plans and write a report in which we list the various options and requirements. The sooner you include subsidies in your planning, the better. You can still opt for sustainable measures that are eligible for subsidy at an early stage. In addition, there are administrative obligations – which all parties involved must contribute towards.

Integrated advice 

You can easily combine an investigation on potential subsidies with a BREEAM QuickScan or ESG due diligence. Our ESG and Sustainability team has all the tools to help you with that. And because some schemes consist of tax benefits, our advice can also be useful in that area. We will help you to achieve the maximum result with the right tax structure. If financing is required for the project, we can also advise on this.

How does the grant process work? 

Effective subsidy management is important in every phase of your project. Some schemes must be requested before an order has been issued, while others can only be requested once the quotations have been signed. In any case, the real work starts after the application is approved; the project has yet to be implemented. In addition, for some subsidy schemes you must report to the provider of the subsidy, or a final report must be made after delivery.

CBRE takes responsibility for complete grant management throughout the entire process. From the design phase, in which we advise, for example, on the choice of materials, the planning, contractor selections and application for the various schemes, up to the execution of the project. And after that we van also guide the approval and certification. Do you have questions about this process and our services? Contact us and we'll tell you more about it.

Needless to say, our subsidy management is fully in line with CBRE's other advisory services. Interested in what else we can do for you? We would be happy to discuss your project with you.

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