In its residential property management activities, Helaba is committed to sustainable models through GWH Immobilien Holding GmbH (GWH), which is part of the Helaba Group. Together with its subsidiaries, GWH is one of the largest housing companies in Germany. It builds, lets and manages residential properties; invests in innovative solutions for property ownership; develops living space and, in this way, guarantees a high quality of life for many people.
Around one fifth of the approximately 50,000 apartments managed by GWH are located on major housing estates with a certain sociocultural profile. GWH uses a variety of measures to ensure there is a social balance on housing estates, for example by providing apartments in low-cost segments; by making premises available for social purposes, such as youth care services and community centres, or by establishing drop-in centres. GWH continuously invests in insulation, window replacement and energy-efficient heating technology for its portfolio of apartments. In order to further optimise its services, GWH is currently developing an integrated action plan that will involve residents and local stakeholders in a dialogue by means of workshops, civic participation and questionnaires.
For Landesbausparkasse (LBS) Hessen-Thüringen, financing the energy-efficient refurbishment of buildings represents a key business segment. With its various range of financing solutions, it supports homeowners and makes a contribution to protecting the climate.