Contributing Toward Sustainable Development
The Gårda office building is an energy efficient building that was designed to provide flexible and healthy office environments for its tenants. The building also has an extensive green roof, employs water saving strategies and sources renewable energy from wind power plants. As the owner of the building, Skanska promotes the use of sustainable modes of transport among the building’s tenants and offers environmental awareness sessions aimed at encouraging tenants to reduce the environmental impacts of their office activities. Prior to the project, Skanska contributed toward sustainable urban development by remediating the site, which was contaminated brownfield land in central Gothenburg. During construction, Skanska sought to minimize environmental impacts, employed thorough waste management procedures and incorporated environmentally responsible materials into the project.