We have been working for a long time to achieve Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC), Silver level, certification or the equivalent for all new construction and have now certified buildings in Sweden, Germany and Finland.

High-quality construction offers environmental benefits and an independent quality review of the building documents. SGBC is the main system used in Sweden, because it has been developed for Swedish conditions. SGBC certification is confirmation that important criteria, such as energy, indoor environment and materials, have been met. A building can achieve a BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD rating. A range of indicators are used to determine the score rating.

Certification of existing portfolio
SGBC is a third-party certification scheme. The means that the information provided in the application is checked by an independent specialist, in this case a certified SGBC auditor. Hemsö has previously worked with Green Building certification for buildings that have undergone extensive energy-efficient renovation. For more information about green building certification, visit www.sgbc.se. It is also possible to search for certified buildings in Sweden here. Hemsö has been a member of SGBC since 2012.

We have also been working to certify our existing property portfolio since 2018. At the end of 2019, we had 36 environmental certifications distributed between 35 buildings. These included 21 SGBC, four LEED, one BREEAM, nine BREEAM In-Use and one DGNB certifications.