OPEN targets to align its portfolio with the EU’s climate goals under the European Green Deal, where all 27 member states committed to make Europe the first climate neutral continent. OPEN’s portfolio of properties emits c. 116,400 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Our ambition is to reduce this to zero on a net basis by 2050.
In 2021, Greenman Energy was formed to install photovoltaic solar panels (PVs) on the roofs and carpark carports of OPEN’s retail centres. Once installed OPEN will sell the electricity generated to the tenants located in each property.
By 31/12/2023 it is expected that Greenman Energy’s PV portfolio will generate c. 3,000 KWh of renewable energy.
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Greenman Energy estimates that there are c. 190,000 visits/day by car to OPEN’s properties. By 2030 there could be c. 40,000 visits/day to the same properties by electric vehicles (EVs).
Greenman Energy is rolling out EV hyper fast EV charging stations to the carparks of OPEN’s properties and where possible, the chargers will be powered with solar energy. Once installed the chargers will offer a complementary service to customers visiting the retail centres.
By 31/12/2023 it is expected that Greenman Energy’s EV charging network will be charging 310 cars/day.
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