Fed­er­al real estate com­pa­ny becomes investor in AMPEERS ENERGY

The Aus­tri­an Bun­des­im­mo­bilienge­sellschaft (BIG) is now a fur­ther investor in AMPEERS ENERGY — the SaaS spe­cial­ist for cross-sec­tor and intel­li­gent ener­gy opti­mi­sa­tion of real estate. At the same time, AMPEERS ENERGY becomes an imple­men­ta­tion part­ner for BIG and sup­ports them in the sim­ple and eco­nom­i­cal decar­bon­i­sa­tion of their real estate portfolio.

In view of the increas­ing demands of cli­mate pro­tec­tion, BIG is tak­ing on a pio­neer­ing role and is rely­ing on the know-how and tech­nol­o­gy of AMPEERS ENERGY for the real­i­sa­tion of future-ori­ent­ed ener­gy con­cepts. Both com­pa­nies plan a pro­found coop­er­a­tion beyond the finan­cial invest­ment. The BIG Group is one of the most impor­tant real estate own­ers in Aus­tria with a clear focus on uni­ver­si­ties and schools, offices and res­i­den­tial prop­er­ties. AMPEERS ENERGY is a spe­cial­ist for prof­itable CO2 reduc­tion in the real estate indus­try — from soft­ware-based con­cept devel­op­ment to intel­li­gent oper­a­tional man­age­ment and billing for elec­tric­i­ty, heat and mobility.

The aim of the part­ner­ship between the two com­pa­nies is to make the reduc­tion of emis­sions from the prop­er­ty port­fo­lio eco­nom­i­cal­ly viable by com­bin­ing inte­grat­ed ener­gy con­cepts with a focus on decen­tralised ener­gy gen­er­a­tion. Con­crete projects are already under­way and will be pre­sent­ed to the pub­lic in the near future. Fur­ther­more, in addi­tion to the com­pa­ny in Ger­many, the part­ners are found­ing an Aus­tri­an joint ven­ture that will offer CO2 reduc­tion solu­tions on the Aus­tri­an real estate market.
“In Aus­tria, we are fac­ing the chal­lenge of oper­at­ing our port­fo­lio in a cli­mate-neu­tral man­ner by 2040. As one of the largest real estate own­ers in the coun­try, we have been invest­ing in sus­tain­able ener­gy con­cepts for years. The invest­ment in AMPEERS ENERGY is the next con­sis­tent step for BIG towards decar­bon­is­ing our port­fo­lio and, more­over, an attrac­tive invest­ment in an inno­v­a­tive com­pa­ny that has the right answers for the real estate indus­try to the cli­mate issue,” explains Hans-Peter Weiss, CEO of BIG.

In addi­tion to BIG, numer­ous oth­er real estate com­pa­nies in the D‑A-CH region already rely on the soft­ware solu­tions of AMPEERS ENERGY. Since the Fraun­hofer spin-off was found­ed just two years ago, the com­pa­ny has already grown to 35 employ­ees. The new frame­work con­di­tions in the mar­ket are caus­ing the demand for holis­tic solu­tions for the inte­gra­tion of renew­able ener­gies, heat sup­ply and mobil­i­ty to grow rapidly.

“We are sim­ply turn­ing the tables and mak­ing prof­itable busi­ness mod­els out of the eco­nom­ic chal­lenge of decar­bon­i­sa­tion. After the recent polit­i­cal course-set­ting for the real estate sec­tor, this is now prac­ti­cal­ly with­out alter­na­tive. We are there­fore delight­ed to have BIG, one of the biggest play­ers in the Aus­tri­an mar­ket, as a part­ner at our side, which, in addi­tion to the inter­est in our solu­tions, also strength­ens our growth through­out the mar­ket. This also gives us a tail­wind for our work in Ger­many, enabling us to sup­port the struc­tur­al change in the indus­try even more strong­ly,” says Dr. Karsten Schmidt, one of the founders, sum­ming up the decision.