The new industrial area Skellefteå Site East has the ambition to become Sweden’s most sustainable construction project. After having completed 75 per cent of the project, analyzes show that the high sustainability goals are not only achieved but greatly exceeded.

– We have found new smart solutions that affect sustainability from both an economic and ecological perspective. In terms of the climate footprint, we have so far saved just over 4,000 tonnes of CO2 compared to if the project had been carried out in the traditional way, says Skanska’s project manager David Nordberg.

With high sustainability goals, Skellefteå Site East was well-planned right from the start, where a sustainability program listed a long list of initiatives that would make it possible to achieve the goals. If the project had been carried out in the traditional way, the climate footprint could have reached almost 7,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents, but thanks to the climate-smart design, that figure was reduced by 1,200 tonnes of CO2.

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