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Wednesday, 23 October

Extending Sustainability in Scandinavia

Stockholm has unveiled plans to increase its use of BREEAM In-Use to help manage and improve sustainability performance of buildings.

Two years ago, the city authority certified more than 30 buildings under BREEAM In-Use International, which was launched in June last year. By 2015, it plans to have assessed and certified a total of 100 buildings across its entire portfolio and Stockholm, making it the largest municipality user of the scheme across the whole of Europe.

The 31 buildings certified under BREEAM In-Use in 2013 include:

  • City Hall of Stockholm – One of Sweden's most fascinating and impressive buildings.
  • Stockholm City Museum – Documenting, preserving and exhibiting the history of Stockholm. Built in 1685.
  • The Nobel factory – Alfred Nobel's Nitro-glycerine factory.
  • Stockholm House of Culture – A cultural centre in central Stockholm.
  • The Orion Theatre – Stockholm's largest avant-garde stage and one of Sweden's most interesting and innovative theatres.
  • Stockholm stock exchange building – Houses the Swedish Academy, the Nobel museum and the Nobel library.
  • Stockholm public library – One of the most notable buildings in Stockholm and one of the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund's most important works.
  • Three fire stations.

Madeleine Sjöstedt, Vice Mayor, Culture and Real Estate Division at the City of Stockholm explained: “BREEAM In-Use is an important tool for the city to work with sustainability and continuous improvements in the management and operation of buildings. BREEAM In-Use is an important part of the city's pursuit of our vision 2030 Stockholm a world-class city. “

Article written by Mike Gannon

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