Deutsche Wohnen established its own green space management system founded on professional standards for the sustainable development of open and green spaces. It is an important contribution to making the estates more attractive and to greater biodiversity, as well as involving the residents.
Green space management made digital, sustainable and ecological
Our green360 strategy
As part of its green360 strategy, the green space management team leads and uses the digital registration of the grounds, which includes not only green spaces, but playgrounds, bin areas, streets and footpaths as well. This green space information system enables our business partners to calculate the price of their services quickly and reliably. Our gardening firms can also retrieve data from the register using a mobile software solution, which gives them a rapid overview of the outdoor areas and also enables digital tree management.
Our districts are surrounded by more than 69,500 trees and approx. 7.3 million sqm of open space.
Our arboricultural climate concept
We take focused action to protect the climate and the environment on our estates. This includes implementing our own arboricultural climate concept, which is intended to result in healthy, resilient trees that make a key contribution to the ecosystem. We only plant new trees based on a special list of species suitable for the changing climate and ensure a thorough mix of different types. Other steps to optimize the ecology of the estates include the removal of impervious surfaces and the introduction of rainwater management systems.
New playgrounds on our estates
Our green space management team also aims to ensure that the playgrounds on our estates offer high‑quality places for play and relaxation. Over the past four years, we have invested approximately EUR 4.8 million in repairing and creating new playgrounds. The plan is to build 20 new playgrounds on our estates by 2025. A playground on the Dunckerstraße in Berlin‑Prenzlauer Berg was completely redesigned in the reporting year as part of the Pop‑up Playgrounds project. Three combinations of tables and seats were added, which like all the other construction components are made of robinia wood.