Savills top tips for making Asia retail more sustainable
Retail assets are often considered to be harder to make sustainable, because they often have a large number of tenants, considerable footfall and, in Asia’s warmer locations, the need for constant temperature control during opening hours.
However, there is much that can be done, says Sam Crispin, head of sustainability and ESG at Savills Asia Pacific. “When refitting or refurbishing retail properties, there is much that can be done which is not unique to the sector. However, there are also a number of ways in which retail assets in particular can be made more sustainable. A focus on the often overlooked ‘social’ aspects of sustainability can reap rewards.”