City of Stockholm’s real estate portfolio

STOCKHOLM CITY APPLIES BREEAM IN-USE TO ITS REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO

The Real Estate Administration of the City of Stockholm carries out BREEAM In-Use assessments on a large part of its asset portfolio, including 19 buildings assessed in 2014 and 40 assessed in 2015 – a selection of which are briefly described below.

WHY BREEAM IN-USE?

Stockholm City has for many years committed work and resources to different environmental and sustainability issues. This has given rise to a world class city with high ecological values and the ambition is to keep improving its environmental and sustainable aspects. The Stockholm City Council believes that BREEAM In-Use can be a helpful tool in the ongoing efforts to improve environmental values, both indoors and outdoors. For this reason the decision has been made to certify a large part of the Stockholm City asset portfolio, which is managed by the Real Estate Administration of the City.

David Hälleberg, Energy Strategist for the Real Estate Administration of the City of Stockholm says “We believe that BREEAM In-Use assessment is well suited to our unique asset portfolio. Therefore, we regard the certification system as an excellent tool in the ongoing work to constantly improve our buildings and management.”

PROJECT TEAM

  • Owner: The Real Estate Administration of the City of Stockholm
  • BREEAM In-Use Assessor: Pia Öhrling, Piacon AB
  • Consultant: PQR Consult AB

FUTURE PLANS

The Real Estate Administration will take the result of the BREEAM In-Use assessments into account when improving their policies and procedures. Building-specific issues that have been raised during assessments will be included in each building’s maintenance and action plan. The Administration expects the BREEAM In-Use assessment to give long-term benefits in respect of the environmental impacts of its buildings and the conditions of its tenants. The client also strives for synergetic effects by providing an example for other property owners in Stockholm City.

EXAMPLES OF STOCKHOLM CITY’S BREEAM IN-USE ASSESSED BUILDINGS

VÅGSKVALPET 2 & 3

Vågskvalpet 2 & 3was built in 2006 and comprises a sports hall and a gym which has a combined area of approximately 9,500 sq m. The building is owned by the City of Stockholm and occupied by tenants Hammarby innebandy, Årsta AIK, Idrottsförvaltningen and Actic who manage the gym.

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The BREEAM In-Use assessment

  • Part 1 (Asset Performance) Score: 47%, Rating: Good, Star rating: 3 stars
  • Part 2 (Building Management) Score: 26%, Rating: Pass, Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Transport: The building is situated in an area that has good public transport infrastructure. Conditions for cyclists are good and there are also restaurants, cash machines and post boxes in close proximity.
  • Pollution: The activity in the building does not require grease or light liquid separators and there are no processes that generate nitrogen oxide as a result of combustion of fossil fuels.
  • Water: Consumption of water is metered and documented. There is a proactive maintenance policy for water systems.

BERIDAREBANAN 10, HÖTORGSHALLEN/FILMSTADEN

Beridarebanan 10 was built in 1958 and expanded in 1994. The 15 000m2 building is divided into two parts, one of which is a cinema occupied by SF Bio AB and the other a market hall occupied by a number of restaurants, deli counters and small shops. The building also contains a few mid-sized clothing and furniture stores. Beridarebanan 10 is located on Hötorget Square where there has been commerce for centuries. Today’s visitors can experience food cultures from all around the world inside the market hall, along with a farmers’ market outside on the square. The building has recently been subject to extensive renovations which involved new AHUs, revolving doors and optimization of the heating and cooling systems. These measures led to a reduction in total energy consumption of more than 25 % between the years 2009 and 2012.

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The BREEAM In-Use assessment

  • Part 1 (Asset Performance): Score: 42%, Rating: Good, Star rating: 3 stars
  • Part 2 (Building Management) Score: 28%, Rating: Pass, Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Transport: The building is located in the centre of Stockholm city where the public transportation infrastructure is good. There are several restaurants within the building and there are both cash machines and post boxes in close proximity.
  • Materials: A condition survey has been carried out by an independent third party and the maintenance policy is both proactive and reactive. The building is equipped with a sprinkler system as a way to minimize risks associated with fire.

HUS 25, JOHANNESHOV 1:1

Hus 25 in Johanneshov was built in 1912 and is approximately 1,521 sq m. The building is owned by Stockholm City and operated by the bakery Gateau AB. The larger part of the building is used for manufacturing, while a smaller part on the second floor is used as office space for those managing the bakery. Hus 25 is a part of Stockholm’s old slaughterhouse area and was originally used for slaughtering cattle. Since then it has changed use several times acquiring a number of interesting architectural and historical feature in the process, many of which have been successfully preserved.

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The BREEAM In-Use assessment

  • Part 1 (Asset Performance) Score: 42%, Rating: Good, Star rating: 3 stars
  • Part 2 (Building Management) Score: 46%, Rating: Good, Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Transport: The building is situated close to the Stockholm Globe and Tele2 Arena that has good public transport infrastructure. There are also restaurants, cash machines and post boxes in close proximity.
  • Waste: Dedicated recycling of multiple waste streams such as metal, glass, lamps, electrics and batteries.

HUS 344, ULVSUNDA 1:1

Hus 344 in Ulvsunda was built in 1946 and is approximately 1160sq2. The building is owned by Stockholm city and occupied by the tenants BAMAB, M.Maskin and Slottsbäcken Holding AB. The facilities are primarily used as offices, but one part of the building is used for storage and there is also a small car repair shop.

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The BREEAM In-Use assessment

  • Part 1 (Asset Performance) Score: 36%, Rating: Pass, Star rating: 2 stars
  • Part 2 (Building Management) Score: 46%, Rating: Good, Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Pollution: There are no processes in the building that require larger amounts of refrigerants or that generate nitrogen oxide as a result of combustion of fossil fuels. The building is in a zero flood risk area.
  • Energy: Data on energy consumption is metered and documented. The building is connected to Fortums district heating network which is low in carbon intensity.

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