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How do we measure green?

We measure green through our Skanska Color Palette™. We developed this strategic tool to measure and guide our green activities. It has a range from vanilla to green to Deep Green, reflecting the stages between legal compliance and near-zero environmental impact.

A Deep Green project is one that achieves zero environmental impact on at least three of the six core areas, covering energy, carbon, materials and water.

They are:

  • net zero primary energy
  • near-zero carbon in construction
  • zero waste
  • zero hazardousmaterials
  • zero unsustainable materials
  • net zero water for buildings and zero potable water for civil and infrastructure construction

Measurement of green in Skanska Color Palette

Vanilla: the construction process, product performance or operation of the facility is in compliance with applicable laws, codes and standards.
Green: the construction process, product performance or operation of the facility is beyond compliance, but not yet at a point where it can be considered to have near-zero environmental impact.
Deep Green: the construction process, product performance or operation of the facility has a near-zero impact on the environment and thereby future-proofs our projects.

View the Skanska Color Palette (PDF).

Last updated: 9/12/2017