Romande Energie invests in the start-up


Morges VD/Plan-les-Ouates GE – Romande Energie is investing in the start-up, which specializes in land and property acquisition. This offers a large database for real estate. Data processing is to be strengthened.

Romande Energie Group is investing in the start-up from Plan-les-Ouates, which is active in real estate acquisition. The Group sees itself as an important player in the decarbonization of Western Switzerland. According to a press release, the commitment is intended to strengthen the BRM (building relationship management) tool for data processing that Romande Energie launched in March 2023 to support the renovation of the real estate portfolio.

In the spirit of partnership and support for start-ups, energy supplier Romande Energie is acquiring a 6.45% stake in the young company, which already counts Vaudoise Insurance among its investors. With its Romande Energie Ventures unit, the Group analyses the market and invests in start-ups that also pursue the goal of contributing to the decarbonization of French-speaking Switzerland. “We are convinced that data will simplify the decarbonization of buildings. We are delighted to be driving these developments forward together with,” said Géraud de Laval, responsible for Strategy & Innovation – Real Estate at Romande Energie Ventures. can now “count on the expertise of a committed energy supplier such as Romande Energie to accelerate the renovation of the building stock and accompany us in the development of our start-up”, founder and CEO Thibault Clément is quoted as saying.

According to the press release, there are hundreds of thousands of buildings in Switzerland that are in need of renovation. Between 30 and 40 percent of greenhouse gases come from buildings. The renovation rate of the Swiss building stock must therefore be drastically increased in order to comply with the Energy Strategy 2050, but also with the Climate Act recently adopted by the people. ce/gba