Decarbonization strategy

In addition to social targets and professional corporate governance, the reduction of carbon emissions is a clear target of TAG's effort for a sustainable business development. In the long term, we want to develop and manage a nearly climate-neutral portfolio. To this end, we have developed a comprehensive decarbonization strategy for our portfolio in Germany (Scope 1 and Scope 2), which was adopted by the Management Board and Supervisory Board in 2021. 

Status Quo

  • Full commitment to reach CO2 emission level in line with 1.5oC climate goal
  • Conducted study to define measures required to achieve goal
  • Current CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) of 29.4 kg/sqm (based on actual consumption data for 2022)
Energy efficient portfolio in Germany with around 62 % of residential units with an energy certificate C or better (energy certificates in Germany as at 31 December 2023).

TAG is well-positioned with its real estate portfolio in Germany, which emits around 29.4 kg CO2eq/swm (2022). Furthermore, TAG is determined to reduce the emission footprint further to less than 28 kg/sqm by 2025 and less than 22 kg/sqm by 2030. The long-term target is a reduction to less than 7 kg/sqm by 2045. This will be achieved by a sustainable investment programme with a total volume of c. EUR 690m to be invested until 2045. This translates into future capex requirements of on average c. EUR 19 per sqm annually (current capex of c. EUR 13-14 per sqm p.a.).

Current and target CO₂ emission intensity (in kg CO₂e/sqm)


  • Changes in energy-mix
  • Improvements in heating technology
  • Isolation of buildings
  • Total investment programme of approx. EUR 690m until 2045 committed

  • Green district heating, green electricity
  • Exterior wall insulation, basement ceiling insulation, hydraulic balancing of lines and windows
  • Photovoltaics, hydraulic balancing of radiators, energy generation systems and smart thermostatic valves
(in EURm) Total In %
Insulation/windows 304.7 44.2%
Power generation facilities 129.2 18.8%
Photovoltaic 69.8 10.1%
Smart building technology 42.0 6.1%
Hydraulic balancing system 40.0 5.8%
Reformation into centralized systems 38.8 5.6%
Combined heat and power unit 22.2 3.2%
Planning cost 42.0 6.1%
Total 688,8 100%