Government real estate

Local boards and governments need appropriate and efficiently managed real estate to fulfill their core functions. Administrative buildings, city hall, local service centers, swimming pool, library, local care initiatives, out-of-school child care, schools, ...: public real estate is very diverse and often consists of a mix of more recent and outdated buildings.

Almost all local governments in Flanders signed the Covenant of Mayors or the Local Energy and Climate Plan (LEKP). This contains many objectives and ambitions in terms of sustainable real estate. In any case, all public real estate must be climate neutral by 2045 or 2050. The budgetary consequences of this are large and force policy makers to make choices.

Factor4 guides you in the strategic screening of your patrimony and the development of an appropriate investment strategy.

We map your real estate (assessment), evaluate different scenarios (real estate strategy), organize the execution of the necessary climate measures (implementation), check the impact of the measures (verification) and report on your progress in the field of sustainability (ESG-reporting).

"I would definitely recommend Factor4: quality, never avoids any problem, persistent. Factor4 is always alert to innovation and improvement, they keep their eye on the ball!"
Alexander Daenen - Head of Environment & Energy department at VDAB

In 5 steps to a climate neutral real estate portfolio

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Assesment

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Assesment

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Strategy development

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Implementation

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Verification

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ESG reporting

A real estate assessment gives you a concrete overview of your patrimony. We map out your buildings in terms of occupancy rate, energy consumption, EPC-NR label, condition status and future-proofing. If you so wish, we also question the comfort satisfaction of the users.

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Comfort meter surveys in 20 VDAB buildings

Carrying out comfort satisfaction surveys in 20 large VDAB buildings, with the aim, among other things, of evaluating the maintenance and renovation policy implemented and identifying further opportunities for improvement with regard to the comfort satisfaction of the building users.

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites (tender)

Preparation and tendering of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan.

Capacity Fund Network Climate (VVSG).

Identify 'no regret' measures in 20 buildings at 4 municipalities based on an energy scan and then verify energy cost savings

Energy scans in 100 municipal buildings

Factor4 made an energy scan of more than 100 buildings and put the architectural and installation data in a database structure. Two scenarios are also calculated: a 'profitable' scenario and a 'climate-neutral' scenario.

Energy Audit

Mandatory energy audit for large businesses in the Brussels Capital Region

Pool potential scans

Potential scans in 2 swimming pools in Ghent

Renovation coach apartments

Framework contract for the city of Antwerp to act as renovation coach in medium-sized apartment buildings.

EPC-NR and action plans

Drawing up EPC-NR and action plans for 13 school sites

Energy action plan for Triginta's buildings

Preparation of EPC NR certificates, energy audits of (heritage) buildings, preparation of a long-term strategic energy plan and ESG reporting (GRESB).

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites

Preparation of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 major VDAB sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan

Renovation master plans for apartment buildings in Kortrijk

Factor4 drew up a long-term energy renovation plan for various apartment buildings on behalf of Leiedal (the interlocal association for regional development in South-West Flanders). Factor4 was appointed for this purpose in the context of a framework contract for VEKA.

HVAC study and Comfortmeter survey

Remediating various persistent HVAC problems in the main building in Brussels; diagnosis in boiler rooms of local buildings in Flanders. Comfort meter survey on the indoor climate in Brussels.

Masterplan energetic renovation and EPC-NR

Drawing up a master plan for the energetic renovation of two training sites of the Environment Department of the Flemish Government. Drawing up an EPC NO.

EPC-NR and energy action plan

Drawing up EPC-NR and action plans for 2 school sites in Antwerp

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Strategy development

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Assesment

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Strategy development

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Implementation

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Verification

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ESG reporting

It is clear that investments will have to be made in most buildings. But which measures are needed and in what order? How 'deep' should a renovation go? And also: Where do you draw the line between investment and disposal? A strategic vision of the patrimony makes it possible to work out a step-by-step plan. This also avoids ad hoc interventions that are often not cost-efficient.

Factor4 helps to structure these decision-making processes by drawing up - together with you - a strategic real estate plan.

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Renovation master plans for apartment buildings in Kortrijk

Factor4 drew up a long-term energy renovation plan for various apartment buildings on behalf of Leiedal (the interlocal association for regional development in South-West Flanders). Factor4 was appointed for this purpose in the context of a framework contract for VEKA.

Strategic real estate planning

Guidance in drawing up a Strategic Real Estate Plan for the city's heritage. Workshops on renovation moments and principles for strategic real estate management

Project SURE2050

SURE2050 is an initiative of the Flemish Energy Company, the Flemish provinces, Fluvius, the Facility Company, KampC, DuboLimburg and Factor4. Factor4 developed the tools for strategic real estate planning to support Flemish municipalities and public organizations. 97 local governments are participating in the project.

Strategic real estate planning

Guidance in drawing up a Strategic Real Estate Plan for the buildings of Hasselt University

Renovation coach apartments

Framework contract for the city of Antwerp to act as renovation coach in medium-sized apartment buildings.

EPC-NR and action plans

Drawing up EPC-NR and action plans for 13 school sites

Energy action plan for Triginta's buildings

Preparation of EPC NR certificates, energy audits of (heritage) buildings, preparation of a long-term strategic energy plan and ESG reporting (GRESB).

Masterplan energetic renovation and EPC-NR

Drawing up a master plan for the energetic renovation of two training sites of the Environment Department of the Flemish Government. Drawing up an EPC NO.

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites (tender)

Preparation and tendering of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan.

Capacity Fund Network Climate (VVSG).

Identify 'no regret' measures in 20 buildings at 4 municipalities based on an energy scan and then verify energy cost savings

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Implementation

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Strategy development

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Implementation

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Verification

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ESG reporting

You can deliberately choose performance-based contracts that include maintenance and energy consumption for the implementation of measures. These are the so-called Building Performance Contracts (BPC). Factor4 will help you tender for these types of innovative projects. Choosing smart KPIs and bonus-malus formulas is crucial here.

For some buildings, short-term measures are possible to increase their energy efficiency. With little or no investment costs, Factor4 optimizes - if desired via a performance contract ('no cure no pay') - your technical installations, usually resulting in 10-15% energy savings.

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Plus+

Guarantee of better heating and lower energy costs in a school.

Optimization of HVAC installations

Re-commissioning of the HVAC installations in 5 buildings with service apartments in Ghent

Maintenance contract specifications

Drawing up specifications and tendering for a performance-oriented maintenance contract for an office in Brussels

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites (tender)

Preparation and tendering of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan.

Capacity Fund Network Climate (VVSG).

Identify 'no regret' measures in 20 buildings at 4 municipalities based on an energy scan and then verify energy cost savings

Implementation of Quick-win measures

Implementing 'no regrets' measures in 3 buildings of the municipality of Ravels

Implementation of quick-win measures

Implementing 'no regrets' measures in 3 buildings of the municipality of Vilvoorde

Boiler room renovation and roof renovation in two shelters

Drawing up an energetic study, specifications and site follow-up of a boiler room renovation and a roof renovation in two reception centers

Plus+

Factor4 installed a new heating control and achieved savings of more than 30%. Factor4 guaranteed the result.

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites (implementation follow-up)

Monitoring the implementation of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including the verification of energy savings. The ESCO Luminus Solutions guarantees an energy cost saving of 39%.

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Verification

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Strategy development

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Implementation

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Verification

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ESG reporting

To measure is to know, everyone is convinced of that. But which parameters are you going to measure? How do you keep a measurement campaign affordable? The 'IPMVP specialists' of Factor4 work out a pragmatic measurement and verification plan that enables you to monitor the performance of your patrimony.

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Capacity Fund Network Climate (VVSG).

Identify 'no regret' measures in 20 buildings at 4 municipalities based on an energy scan and then verify energy cost savings

PLAGE

Factor4 is auditor of the action programs of authorities and companies owning real estate in the Brussels Capital Region. Factor4 is responsible for monitoring and guiding organizations in the preparation of their Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan, in accordance with the IPMVP protocol.

M&V plan for renovation project

Preparation of an M&V plan for the evaluation of energy consumption after the renovation of an office building (competition phase).

Energy monitoring advice

Analysis and optimization of existing energy monitoring system in VDAB buildings

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites (implementation follow-up)

Monitoring the implementation of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including the verification of energy savings. The ESCO Luminus Solutions guarantees an energy cost saving of 39%.

Energy monitoring

Factor4 developed an energy monitoring plan for the city of Sint-Niklaas to map the energy meters of their heritage and describe the specifications of a suitable energy monitoring system. With this document, the city went to the market to find a suitable provider and install the monitoring system.

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites

Preparation of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 major VDAB sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan

EPC facilitation via Building Performance Contract 9 sites

Preparation and tendering of an EPC project - via a Building Performance Contract (BPC) - of 9 sites, including audits, NEN 2767 inventory, drawing up tender documents and drawing up an M&V plan. The building pool partly consists of historic buildings such as the Bulskampveld castle and the Esen castle.

iSave (ESKIMO)

Stimulating energy efficiency and renewable energy among SMEs from the Mechelen region, through the ESCO approach

EPC facilitation

Maintenance and energy performance contract in 5 buildings of the Kempen Fire Department Zone

EPC facilitation

Facilitation of an OEPC contract with citizen participation in a school in Eeklo

EPC facilitation

Facilitation of an OEPC contract in 3 municipalities (Berlaar, Nijlen, Grobbendonk)

P78-3267-Municipality of Boom (via VEB)-EPC facilitation

Facilitation of OEPC contract with the municipality of Boom

EPC facilitation apartment building

Development of a performance-oriented energy saving project in an apartment building (600 units) in Arnhem

Support energy supply contract

Expert advice for the settlement of an energy supply contract with CHP, including NEN-2767 inventory of the VUB heating network

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ESG reporting

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Strategy development

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Implementation

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Verification

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ESG reporting

More and more organizations will have to demonstrate their impact on the environment (Environment) and society (Social). In addition, the importance of good governance is growing.

For example, European directives are requiring more and more companies to carry out formal ESG reporting. It also makes sense for local boards and governments to do so. First, there is a range of programs (including the Mayor's Covenant and Local Energy and Climate Pact) in which governments commit to formally report on their ESG policies. Second, formal ESG reporting provides the necessary transparency and support among employees and residents of a city or municipality.

Factor4 supports you in realizing your ESG reporting, especially the reporting of the climate policy in your own buildings or in the districts of your municipalities.

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Comfort meter surveys in 20 VDAB buildings

Carrying out comfort satisfaction surveys in 20 large VDAB buildings, with the aim, among other things, of evaluating the maintenance and renovation policy implemented and identifying further opportunities for improvement with regard to the comfort satisfaction of the building users.

Comfort meter survey Pleijsierbouw

Carrying out annual comfort satisfaction surveys (Post occupancy evaluation), with the aim of, among other things, evaluating the building management carried out and identifying further improvement opportunities with regard to the comfort satisfaction of building users

Energy action plan for Triginta's buildings

Preparation of EPC NR certificates, energy audits of (heritage) buildings, preparation of a long-term strategic energy plan and ESG reporting (GRESB).

Comfort meter survey

Carrying out comfort satisfaction surveys via Comfortmeter (Post occupancy evaluation), among other things in the context of ESG reporting, namely certification "WELL Building Standard"

Botanic Building LCA calculation

Calculation of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the Botanic Building in Brussels North. We compared the environmental impact of a major renovation with a comparable new construction.

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