Sustainability, environment and energy

The goal of the National Property Board Sweden is to pursue sustainability initiatives that continually make progress in the light of historical knowledge and with respect to the future. The environment and energy are an integral part of day-to-day management, both in Sweden and abroad.

Sustainability

The goal of the National Property Board Sweden is to pursue sustainability initiatives that continually make progress in the light of historical knowledge and with respect to the future. Therefore, it is important to inform our stakeholders about our sustainability work. We do this as an addition to each annual report.

The sustainability report contains, for instance, examples of how the National Property Board Sweden is working on cultural heritage for sustainable development. This is achieved through proper resource management and efficiency, continuous dialogue and cooperation with tenants on a number of levels, as well as internally through various personnel strategies and by promoting gender equality.

Environment and energy

The basis for our environmental and energy work is the national environmental quality objectives, such as reduced climate impact, sustainable forests and protective ozone layer.

Environment

Governance and a systematic approach are key to achieving the environmental goals. For that reason, the National Property Board Sweden has been certified for a number of years under schemes such as ISO 14001 (environment), EMAS (environment) and FSC (forestry).

The National Property Board Sweden has also developed an environmental policy that states that the board should manage its buildings, parks, forests and land and carry out construction projects with a focus on people and the environment. Conservation of natural resources and ecological adaptation will guide the work towards lasting sustainable development.

Energy

Environmental work is also closely linked to the issue of energy use. We are continually working to improve the management of our properties. Everyone at the National Property Board Sweden, managers, technicians, project managers, administrative staff and specialists, works together to meet our goals: reduced energy consumption in the board's buildings, reduced self-generated heat based on fossil fuels and buildings with energy declarations.

The National Property Board Sweden is constantly working to reduce energy use where possible and to utilise renewable energy sources. Oil boilers are being replaced with environmentally-friendly alternatives. If connection to district heating is not possible, installation of our own heating systems which use biofuels, pellets or chips, may be the solution. Another option might be to use heat pumps to exploit the heat in water and air. We have an electricity contract that guarantees that the electricity we get is generated by hydropower. The National Property Board Sweden is also striving to ensure wind power can be produced on its own land.