Sustainability in Norwegian Property
GLOCAL is Norwegian Property’s investment in local initiatives that will provide a positive, global impact. GLOCAL are the commitments we have undertaken in relation to the environment around us and the community we are part of and should be a contributor in.
Our definitions of environmental and social responsibility spans wide. This includes clearly defined goals for environmental saving measures, as well as high standards for aesthetic design of buildings and outdoor areas in the community.
We set high standards for our partners and suppliers. For ours customers, we shall be a good facilitator. The basis for GLOCAL is the international BREEAM standard, NVE’s energy labeling and Norwegian Property’s own self-imposed measures and targets.
These are some of them:
- Energy class A buildings, if possible. Minimum class B
- Construction using environmentally friendly materials
- Source separation of waste
- Measures to reduce water consumption
- Use of materials and technical solutions that reduce energy consumption
- Drive local development that creates added value for society
- Creating good access to public transportation
- Seawater pump to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions at Aker Brygge
Local energy at Aker Brygge
Aker Brygge is a central business district located right by the Oslo Fjord. With a source of energy from the sea so close up, a seawater pump ensures that Aker Brygge can utilize local energy for cooling and heating the offices.
Seawater is collected from a depth of 20 meters, where it maintains a steady temperature of about 7 degrees all year. The cold sea water cools pure water in the cooling system by passing through a large sea water heat exchanger. The cold water is used to cool the air in offices that have cooling needs. The water then returns to the power central at a slightly higher temperature and is sent into the heat pump. A heat pump refines the energy in the water and raises the temperature of the water to about 60 degrees. We get 3 times as much heat as electricity added to drive the process. The water in the heating system heats the buildings that need it. In addition to the energy from the heat pump, some district heating is added on the coldest days of the year.
Comitment for increased recycling at Aker Brygge
The recycling campaign “Action – Aker Brygge” is part of NPRO’s focus on local environmental initiatives that have a positive, global effect; Glocal.
All tenants and users of the recycling system are offered a basic package with recycling equipment for use in their own company, as part of the recycling campaign. If you have equipment that works well today, you do not need to replace it, but new garbage bags and bags will be introduced.
Waste bags in different colors
At Aker Brygge, the waste is being sorted into ten main types of waste. Each of these waste types has its own color on signs and other information material. The waste bags also have different colors. Orange bags / sacks are for mixed waste, green bags / sacks for food waste and blue for plastic waste. Ordering waste bags and bags is done in the same form as ordering other equipment.
Ordering waste bags or other recycling equipment?