Stockholm unveils ambitious BREEAM In-Use commitment

The city of Stockholm is unveiling ambitious plans to increase its use of BREEAM In-Use to help manage and improve the sustainability performance of its buildings.

In 2013, the city authority certified more than 30 buildings under BREEAM In-Use International, which was launched in June last year. In 2015, the city plans to have assessed and certified a total of 100 buildings across its entire portfolio and Stockholm is now the largest municipality user of the scheme across the whole of Europe.

Mrs Madeleine Sjöstedt, Vice Mayor, Culture and Real Estate Division at the City of Stockholm said:

“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. “

Mr Juan Copoví-Mena, Director at the Stockholm’s Real Estate Administration said:

“BREEAM In-Use is a system that is well suited for our large and diverse property portfolio, which includes many old buildings with cultural values that require special consideration.”

Gavin Dunn, Director of BREEAM at BRE Global, said

“BREEAM In-Use is the most widely adopted international standard for the sustainability of existing buildings. It is used by real estate developers, owners and operators to make improvements in the management and operation of buildings. This represents a major commitment by a leading European city, which, we believe will lead to positive benefits in terms of reduced energy use, less use of water and other resources, better environments for tenants and users of the buildings.”

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
  • 3 fire stations

For further information contact: BRE, Linda McKeown, mckeownl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bre.co.uk, +44 (0)1923 664569; (at MIPIM) Simon Guy, guys(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bre.co.uk, +44(0)777 2228731; City of Stockholm, Juan Copoví-Mena,juan.copovi-mena(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stockholm.se, +46 76 122 70 10