Energy efficiency enhancements

We’ve worked systematically on energy issues for over 20 years and achieved excellent results. Our ambition is to be an industry leader in energy efficiency and sustainable office properties.

Fabege’s energy strategy takes a holistic approach to the energy issue for our properties, districts and projects. Imposing stringent environmental requirements when purchasing energy and customising energy use to tenants’ needs using digital technology are important tools for reducing energy consumption. We monitor and analyse energy usage hourly to identify any deviations in energy performance early on. Extensive checks are conducted at building and company level via an energy follow-up system that scans and processes all recorded consumption values.

Our energy efficiency goals

We have aimed to reach an average energy consumption of 77 kWh/sqm Atemp in 2023. But we reached 73 kWh/m2 Atemp already in 2022 and therefore we have set a new goal - average energy use 70 kWh/m2 Atemp by the year 2025. When we reach this goal, it means that our energy performance is on par with new construction requirements, which is remarkable given that our property portfolio is mostly older than 30 years.

Energy efficiency improvement in operations

Considerable emphasis is placed on continually promoting energy efficiency improvements in our day-to-day work as well. We only use ‘Good Environmental Choice’ district heating in the properties in Solna and Sundbyberg, and for Stockholm inner city we buy carbon neutral district heating. We also cooperate with tenants on reducing their energy use, primarily by increasing the number of green leases. The aim is for green leases to account for 100 per cent of the total lettable area above ground.

During last year, the electricity systems and electricity markets were exposed to major challenges, which led to increased prices and also an increased risk of power shortages. Therefore, we have increased our focus on energy efficiency further. We work actively with our processes and our technology to minimize electricity use and we have implemented a large number of measures to reduce consumption and thus mitigate the price increase and support the electricity system. During the winter of 2022/2023, the goal is to save 10 percent of our electricity use compared to the corresponding period previous year. We have also intensified the dialogue with our customers to support them in their energy efficiency work.

Reduced electricity use

In the last three months of 2022, we reduced our electricity use by 11 percent.

Focus areas

Our energy strategy has a strong focus on both our processes and working methods linked to how we work with the energy issue, but also what technology we should use and improve in our properties and districts.

Important focus areas in our energy strategy include:

  • expansion of renewable energy,
  • geoenergy solutions,
  • power optimisation,
  • cooling recycling from server rooms,
  • improved heat recovery in ventilation and
  • customising energy use to tenants’ needs using digital technology.

wind power

electric service vehicles

lower CO2 emissions

Changed 28 February 2023

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