The Solberg administration asked the construction and real estate industry for advice in relation to sustainability, productivity and cost development
On March 19th, 2018, Bygg21 CEO Sissel Leire handed over the report “Quality Buildings and Areas – for public health, the environment and our wallets” to the Minister of Local Government and Modernization Monica Mæland. Cathrine Vigander from ELEMENT was part of Bygg21’s committee for Quality and Sustainability. In collaboration with senior physician Tor Erik Danielsen of the Norwegian Labor Inspection, ELEMENT has prepared the first three out of ten official quality principles for sustainable buildings and areas. These principles cover the entire sustainability perspective, and are recommended for use while planning any area development or construction project.
A sustainable building or area means to ensure functionality, provide excellent user qualities, and guarantee the owner a profit margin in future markets while also achieving domestic and international environmental goals. Bygg21’s reports and advisors present solid guidelines and measures for how we can solve some of the Norwegian real estate and construction industry’s greatest challenges within the realm of planning & building, quality & sustainability, productivity, collaboration, interaction, industrialization and expertise.
The three quality principles state that good buildings and areas: 1. Stimulate human contact, activity and experiences, 2. Provide quality light conditions and views and 3. Provide high air quality and low noise pollution. Read all ten principles here.
- Ministry of Local Government and Modernization
- Completed 2018
Katharina Bramslev, Grønn byggallianse
Tor Erik Danielsen, Arbeidstilsynet
Christian Lorange, Arealstatistikk
Morten Haveraaen, Statsbygg
Kristin Kongsrud, SEB
Tom Brinck-Mortensen, Moment Eiendom
Stein Solvik, JM Norge