We at the Rock Capital Group apply ESG criteria in all our business decisions. Our daily activities are infuenced in particular by our strong commitment to operating and maintaining our properties in a manner conducive to conserving resources.
A key consideration here is the life cycle assessment and CO2 footprint of existing buildings compared to new buildings. We are firmly convinced – and our convictions are borne out by the corresponding figures – that it makes more sense in ecological, social and economic terms to invest in existing buildings and bring these into line with current technical and aesthetic standards, rather than investing solely in new buildings. SKYGATE is a case in point: an existing property which, after our latest relaunch, fully meets the energy-efficiency, technical and visual standards of a modern building.
With our firm strategy of preserving existing buildings wherever possible, we save a great deal of fossil energy that otherwise would be lost through the production of building materials, transport operations and the use of building machinery. At the same time, the vast reduction in the consumption of valuable resources such as gravel, sand, ores and steel improves the ecological footprint of a refurbished building substantially.
Once again, our revitalisation of the SKYGATE preserves the building’s so-called 'embodied energy', thereby sharply reducing the attendant CO2 emissions in keeping with our eco-minded ESG strategy and our 'think green' approach.