Property life cycle
Properties affect the environment throughout their life cycle, from design, construction, refurbishment and management to demolition. Environmental and sustainability measures are continually applied, from each individual office to tenants and subcontractors. We carefully select environmentally friendly materials when refurbishing and constructing buildings, and have a range of energy efficiency and emissions reduction targets in place.
The greatest environmental benefit that a property company can have is to sustainably preserve, maintain and develop older buildings in the portfolio. Studies show it takes over 50 years for a typical newly constructed office building to become as energy efficient as a well-maintained turn-of-the-century property, taking account of overall operating energy consumption and the environmental impact of the construction stage.
Our goal is for all new buildings that we construct to be environmentally certified. Certification of premises has become increasingly important for our tenants. Intea’s projects take a specific environmentally sustainable approach from the initial design stage, and this is reflected throughout work on each project and helps cut certification costs.
Code of conduct
We actively promote sustainable development and social responsibility. As part of this, we have established a supplier code of conduct (in Swedish) to achieve an increasingly sustainable supply chain. Responsible business practices, with each supplier setting requirements for its suppliers, creates a secure and reliable process.
The company is certified for ISO 9001:2015 (quality) and 14001:2015 (environment) management systems. We take a long-term ownership approach to our property portfolio and have our own local management units. Quality and environmental management systems provide additional tools to help manage our properties and ensure our work is conducted sustainably, with consideration for both the environment and quality. This also ensures systematic monitoring of management and property development.
For further information, please see our Sustainability Policy och Quality Management Policy..