Sustainability and green
Note: For in-depth information on sustainability aspects of this project, please view the related Sustainability case study in PDF.
In the project we have focused on three aspects – accessibility, social structures and the environment.
Brogården has a strong social network, which is why it is important for many of the residents to be able to retain their neighbors following the renovation. Apartments will also be adapted for accessibility, which means that many will be able to remain in their homes. That is a benefit not only to the individual but also a major economic win for the municipality.
The project will result in major environmental gains thanks to the passive building technology. Once the conversion of Brogården is complete, energy consumption will have been cut by more than half, from 216 kWh per m2annually to 92 kWh. That figure includes not only heating but also household and building electricity.
Since the construction process has an environmental impact, we have certified the workplace in accordance with Skanska’s own eco-labeling scheme, Green Workplace.
Green Workplace involves us reducing our environmental impact on the workplace in part by using energy-efficient lighting during construction (both inside and outside), maintaining high emissions standards on machinery and more stringent requirements than legislated for chemicals and waste management. We also review our energy consumption on a regular basis. In addition, we do not purchase bottled water and all coffee break food and coffee is eco-labeled.