Unilever signs green lease in Solna Business Park– new lease extended for the next seven years


Unilever recently signed a new green lease with Fabege for the coming seven years in Solna Business Park. The green lease will reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent. The lease period has been extended to 2019 and the companies will jointly invest millions of Swedish kronor in preventive environmental efforts.

Unilever works actively with environmental challenges and strives to contribute to sustainable development. The green lease, combined with the fact that Unilever enjoys being in Solna Business Park, where most of its major convenience goods’ customers are located, is a contributing factor to its choice to remain in Solna Business Park for another seven years.

“Our collaboration with Fabege has been excellent from day one and the company was able to offer us excellent solutions in response to our requests for premises in Solna Business Park. A key issue for us is focusing on the environment and, in dialogue with the property owner, we have for example installed new energy-saving lighting,” says Karin Alrenius, Nordic Workplace Manager at Unilever.

Fabege focuses on goal-oriented and preventive environmental efforts, designed to reduce and avoid negative environmental impact. As part of these efforts, Fabege offers its customers the opportunity to sign green leases. The green lease entails that the property owner and tenant jointly strive and assume responsibility for reducing the environmental impact, energy-optimising the premises and reducing carbon emissions.

“We are delighted that Unilever, which is a global player in convenience goods, has decided to remain in Solna Business Park. Jointly, we will focus on reducing energy consumption in the premises. The objective is to reduce energy consumption by 20 per cent. To accomplish this, we will be investing in a control system for the indoor climate. We will also be compiling energy documentation of the premises and will divide the ventilation into zones,” says Hanna af Sandeberg, Property Manager at Fabege.

The lease pertains to 4,000 square metres of floor space in Solna Business Park, where Unilever has been located since 2006. When the new green lease becomes effective on 1 January 2012, Fabege will initiate the rebuilding work, which will be implemented in phases and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2012.

Fabege AB (publ)

10 Oct 2011 10:41 AM

For more information

For further information, please contact:

Hanna af Sandeberg, Property manager at Fabege, +46 (0)8-555 148 98 hanna.af.sandeberg@fabege.se (hanna.af.sandeberg@fabege.se)
Karin Alrenius, Nordic Workplace Manager Unilever, +46 (0)8-619 95 77 karin.alrenius@unilever.com (karin.alrenius@unilever.com)

About Fabege:
Fabege is one of Sweden’s leading property companies with a focus on offices and other commercial premises. We own properties primarily in Stockholm’s inner city, Arenastaden, Solna Business Park and Hammarby Sjöstad. We offer premises of all sizes characterised by attractive locations, excellent communication and customer proximity.

About Unilever:
Unilever Sverige AB is part of the international Unilever Group. Unilever’s products are recognised around the globe. The company offers a large number of different consumer brands such as Sunsilk, Dove, Via, Becel, Knorr, Lipton, Milda, Magnum, Carte d’Or and Solero.

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