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Sustainability and technology are key requirements for office occupiers, a new survey has found.

A study from WiredScore, Smart Nation: The Technology Transforming Commercial Real Estate, found that sustainability was the number one priority for 21% of occupiers in Hong Kong and Singapore. It was considered more important in Singapore, cited by 26% of respondents. 

WiredScore, which runs two certification systems, one for digital connectivity and one for smart buildings, has opened its first Asia Pacific office in Singapore. 

The survey also found that technology and data is seen as key to making buildings more sustainable: 98% said landlords and developers must use technology to improve buildings’ sustainability. Meanwhile, 87% of respondents said accessible energy and sustainability data was important and 82% believed that waste and water reporting and optimisation was crucial.

Nearly one-third of occupiers said they would be more likely to extend existing leases if building sustainability was improved.