❝We believe that magic happens when we align profit, people, and planet. That’s why we implement sustainable solutions that improve investor returns, positively impact the environment, and help people experience what’s possible. ❞
SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CORE
At Vida Fund, we strive to set a positive example in sustainability and eco-friendliness.
Our decision to implement sustainable technologies and LEED certification across all portfolio assets is driven by both our commitment to the environment and the benefits it brings to our investors.
KEY IMPACT INDICATORS
40% of the world’s energy consumption comes from buildings – Deloitte 2021
75% of the buildings in Europe are not energy efficient – Deloitte 2021
SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE
9.4% Higher Sales Price for LEED-certified buildings Cushman
14% Higher Rent Price CBRE
Transparency is a core value at Vida Capital, hence having trusted independent third parties certify the impact of the measures that our team implements into our properties is key.
At Vida Fund, we believe in sustainability and making a positive impact. That’s why we prioritize LEED certification for all of our assets. With LEED, we can ensure our properties are not just environmentally friendly, but also energy-efficient and cost-saving. As the global standard of sustainability, LEED provides a comprehensive framework that evaluates a building’s impact on energy, water, waste, and the environment.
What does it mean to be LEED certified?
LEED certification means that the real estate asset has met certain standards for sustainability.
There are four LEED levels – more on this in a minute – and LEED commercial projects earn points across five basic areas that indicate a building is better for the environment. These five areas are:
- Sustainable sites
- Water efficiency
- Energy and atmosphere
- Materials and resources
- Indoor environmental quality
LEED’s rating system is customized depending on the type of project that you’re taking on. You can apply for LEED certification for buildings at any phase of development – new construction and renovations – as well as for any sector of building, including hospitality and hotels. LEED offers certifications in four main areas: building design and construction; interior design and construction; building operations and maintenance; and neighborhood development.
What are the 4 levels of LEED certification?
You can achieve one of four levels of LEED certification: Certified, Silver, LEED Gold and Platinum. The level you achieve depends on how many points you score across the five categories mentioned above.
To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality. Projects go through a verification and review process by GBCI and are awarded points that correspond to a level of LEED certification: Certified (40-49 points), Silver (50-59 points), Gold (60-79 points) and Platinum (80+ points).