Environmental certifications for buildings and infrastructure

Investing in an eco-certified building creates a win-win situation, for you the customer and us at NCC, and for the wider community as a shared contribution to sustainable development!

As a property owner, you are able to compile clear and simple facts that you can communicate about the building's environmental performance. And as a customer, it is easier to compare the performance of different buildings, as environmental certification shows whether a building meets certain set criteria. And for us at NCC, constructing eco-certified buildings shows that we take responsibility for minimizing the building's environmental impact.

Structured Methodology

When we build according to an environmental certification system, we have a structured methodology to follow, which helps us to deal with environmental and climate issues in every part of the construction process, and we can then communicate this to our customers in a simple and informative way.

We are familiar with many environmental certifications

At NCC we are experts in many different environmental certification systems, including BREEAM, Miljöbyggnad, LEED, CEEQUAL, Green Building, Nordic Ecolabel and DNGB.

We are seeing the system of eco-certifying buildings becoming increasingly important, and in the future it is set to become a standard requirement from property development customers like yourself. To meet these future requirements, we are already able to help you design a building in line with one of the environmental certification systems that NCC is qualified to apply.

Easier to rent out

Studies conducted by Jones Lang LaSalle show that buildings with environmental certification are easier to rent out. In addition, the tenants are prepared to pay more rent to occupy an eco-certified building.

The studies also show that an environmental certification increases the value of the building. For companies, this is a simple way to show, internally and externally, that the company is working actively on environmental issues and taking decisions that minimize its impact on the climate and the environment, for example through its choice of head office.

Less risk

In addition to the value of owning a certified building, you also reduce your risk exposure by making yourself less dependent on external energy supplies to the building. Any higher financial costs arising from a bigger initial investment are largely balanced out by lower energy consumption and thus lower operating costs for the property over time.