“Often, GreenBuilding-accredited properties are city centre buildings. But Kungsleden is demonstrating that warehouse premises can also secure this prestigious environmental accreditation, which is a win-win for us, the tenant and the environment”
Reducing energy consumption, and increasing its share of GreenBuilding accredited properties, is part of listed Swedish property company Kungsleden AB’s (STO:KLED) (OSE:KGLED01) environmental work. The logistics property Plattan 4 in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, was previously oil heated, but a ground-source heat pump system became operational in March 2011.
This change of heat source reduced energy consumption by 63% and CO2 emissions by 99%. The requirement for GreenBuilding certification is for energy consumption to reduce by at least 25% or energy consumption 25% below Swedish new-production standards for energy. Three Kungsleden properties were already GreenBuilding certified. In absolute terms, Kungsleden has more than halved the CO2 emissions of its operations in recent years, in goal-oriented energy-saving work, which reviews all properties annually. The company purchases hydropower with certified origin from Harrsele power station in Umeälven river, northern Sweden. “Often, GreenBuilding-accredited properties are city centre buildings. But Kungsleden is demonstrating that warehouse premises can also secure this prestigious environmental accreditation, which is a win-win for us, the tenant and the environment,” commented Kungsleden’s Environmental Manager, Maria Sandell. Northern European commercial property firm Newsec judges that environmentally-accredited properties will become more attractive as more tenants are environmentally aware, who will actually make operating in sustainable premises a requirement.
This press release is available in Swedish at www.kungsleden.se/pressmeddelanden
Kungsleden AB (publ) discloses the information in this press release according to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Trading Act. The information was provided for public release on 18 March 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Kungsleden’s business concept is to own, manage and enhance properties in Sweden’s growth regions, and to generate sustainable high and stable returns. The focus on value creation is by satisfying customers’ needs for premises, managing and enhancing properties, and optimising the company’s property portfolio. Kungsleden has been quoted on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1999.
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