Certified buildings

Wihlborgs actively pursues environmental certification of its buildings. Wihlborgs actively pursues environmental certification of its buildings. Environmental certification can be seen as evidence that the building is energy-efficient and has a strong environmental performance. 

Wihlborgs actively pursues environmental certification of its buildings. Our environmental policy states that the Swedish environmental standard, Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) (Gold level), is to be our first choice for new production. In the case of redevelopment, the construction of the building or other special conditions may mean the building is certified to Silver of Bronze level instead. The SGBC is a certification system based on regulations from the Swedish construction industry and public agencies, as well as Swedish construction practices. Wihlborgs also has properties that are certified under BREEAM and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Environmental certification can be seen as evidence that the building is energy-efficient and has a strong environmental performance. Compliance with a leading environmental certification programme such as the SGBC also minimises Wihlborgs’ risk in connection with existing and potential new regulatory requirements. The precautionary principle is reinforced during construction, through proactive environmental assessments and the traceability of chosen building materials. A large amount of the environmental certification’s criteria concern the indoor climate of the building, for example acoustics, lighting and air quality. These factors are important both for the comfort of tenants and productivity in the workplace.