Northernlands 3 - Creating Positive Environmental Impact in Real Estate

About Benno Schwarz

Co-founder & CEO of hello energy

Benno Schwarz is the CEO and Co-founder of hello energy. For over ten years, he’s been consulting real estate owners to create positive environmental impact and leading sustainable tech companies into the next phase from startup to scaleup success. After living in London, New York, and The Netherlands he’s built a long track record building different ventures.

His long-lasting mission to challenge the status quo in the real estate sector, lead him to establish a new sustainable software company called ‘hello energy’, together with co-founder Kees van Alphen. hello energy is a SaaS solution that enables real estate owners to engage tenants and stakeholders to connect and create energy-positive buildings.


After the conference we would really appreciate your feedback about what you found useful and what we could do in the future.


Nothernlands 3 is a collaboration between ODI Leeds and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • West Yorkshire Innovation Festival