Real estate activity has a considerable impact both environmentally and socially on the community. This is especially relevant for Vanguard Properties, which rapidly became the leading player in the Portuguese real estate market. With a portfolio of projects spread out over the country, specifically in an ecologically sensitive area such as Comporta, it’s a great responsibility. Therefore, as a demonstration of its commitment, Vanguard Properties has adopted a proactive environmental policy in which it aims to go beyond legal requirements.
To oversee the Terras da Comporta project, the company decided to set up a steering group comprising national and international specialists whose role will ensure that best environmental practices are implemented.
With the same purpose in mind, in its other projects, the developer has implemented the BREEAM® certification (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method), an evaluation system for construction projects. Created at the start of the 1990s by an independent British entity, BREEAM® was developed in line with the sustainability objectives outlined in the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Shortly after acquiring the two important real estate assets at the root of Terras da Comporta, in partnership with Amorim Luxury, Vanguard Properties gave further proof of the values at the heart of its mission by founding the Comporta Futuro Association. This association aims to implement an integrated strategy to encourage participatory citizenship and promote the ecological value of Comporta, thus creating the foundations of an integrated community from an environmental and cultural point of view.