Swiss Life Asset Managers, together with Livit Ltd and ETH Zurich, launched the warm water challenge. It showed: the energy-saving potential of Swiss private households is significant.
Switzerland has committed itself to becoming climate-neutral by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the commitment of the business community is also required. Sustainability and energy efficiency are firmly anchored in the corporate DNA of Swiss Life Asset Managers. This applies particularly to the real estate sector, which emits around a third of global greenhouse gases. As Switzerland's largest private real estate investor, Swiss Life Asset Managers is assuming responsibility and actively seeking to reduce its portfolio's CO2 emissions.
One example of this is the warm water challenge. It is designed to assess the impact of behavioural incentives on tenants’ energy consumption. To this end, 3800 private households were regularly informed about their hot water consumption. If they were able to reduce their consumption by 5%, they had the chance to win one month's rent. The result of the challenge: the participating households saved two million litres of warm water within four months, the equivalent of 39 tonnes of CO2.