Teixeira Duarte Real Estate
: an analysis of environmental sustainability

  • Giuseppe Riva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In industrialized economies, issues about the sustainability in the delivery of real estate projectshave risen to the fore. The real estate industry has a big impact on the environment. It accounts for over 40% of energy consumption and 36% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union. In this scenario, new regulations have been issued from the European Commission to force companies to disclose the percentage of their business that it can be label as environmentally sustainable. This research is dedicated to understanding where the real estate department of Teixeira Duarte stands from an environmental point of view. An archival analysisis performed to understand which will be the effort that Teixeira Duarte will need to make in to comply with the new European regulations. Furthermore. a competitor benchmark analysis is performed to understand which are the best practices that real estate companies adopt to communicate their policy to the relevant stakeholders through their sustainability reports. Lastly the data from two online surveys are analyzed and presented. One survey is directed toTeixeira Duarte real estate’s employees, while the other is targeted to the Portuguese general population. This research presents a set of recommendations to Teixeira Duarte to help understand which are the best concrete actions that the company should make in order to become more environmentally sustainable.
Date of Award18 Oct 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRute Xavier (Supervisor)


  • Real Estate Industry
  • Environmental sustainability
  • European regulations
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Consumers’ willingness to pay


  • Mestrado em Gestão e Administração de Empresas

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