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Energy

The built environment accounts for approximately 40 percent of all energy consumption. It presents a challenge, but also an opportunity. Skanska has developed energy efficient solutions to support customers' low-carbon agendas.

Skanska's approach to energy is focused on what we can directly control and influence. We aim to boost energy efficiency in construction operations and in the end use of buildings and infrastructure; substitute fossil fuels with renewable energy where economic conditions are favorable; and prioritize net zero primary energy buildings – buildings that produce as much energy as they consume, on average.

Performance

Total energy usage (MWh)
  2018 2017 2016 2015
Fuel usage
(non-renewable)
1,021,815 1,023,242 1,121,646 1,278,787
Fuel usage
(renewable)
69,621 68,094 54,482 271
Electricity usage 241,495 272,979 263,246 259,479
Non-renewable 114,531 154,363 143,037 104,502
Renewable 126,964 118,616 120,209 154,977
District heating usage 10,499 11,740 3,721 573
District cooling usage 623 1,499 2,597 196
Total energy usage (MWh) 1,344,0542 1,377,555 1,445,692 1,539,306
Energy intensity3 7.88 8.57 9.55 9.94

1 Activity data is based on invoiced data, real-time meters, models and estimates or data as reported by suppli­ers.
Energy conversions are done using publically available conversion factors and from open databases like International Energy Agency (IEA).
2 Energy reduction from year 2017 is 33,502 MWh or 2.43 percent.
3 Total energy MWh/MSEK revenue, according to segment reporting.

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Skanska was among the first companies to sign the World Building Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Manifesto for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. In this publication Skanska, among others, presents positive results and challenges in implementing energy efficiency.