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Affordable and cleaner energy

We have the ability to influence United Nations' Global Goal 11, which is about ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Discover how we contribute to this goal for society.

The UN Global Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy, links to our sustainability focus area Green. We are engaged in several activities to help contribute to this SDG . 

Strategic approach

Energy efficiency provides significant value to customers as it reduces their carbon footprints while lowering operational costs. Energy efficiency is a focus area in the Skanska Color Palette™.

Examples of activities

  • Skanska has focused on energy efficiency for many years. Over the last 15 years, energy consumption fell by an average of 60 percent in Skanska-developed office buildings in the Nordics.
  • Our Deep Green Cooling solution, which uses ground boreholes to cool buildings, has near-zero impact on the environment – far beyond compliance with existing codes, standards and voluntary certification schemes. It has been used throughout Skanska projects since 2013. Read more at It's rock science: Drilling deep for low-energy cooling
  • BoKlok, the affordable housing concept owned by Skanska and IKEA, is the first residential developer in Sweden to commit to equipping all apartment buildings with photovoltaic solar panels. Beginning in 2019, BoKlok will equip all apartment buildings it builds in Sweden with photovoltaic solar panels on the roofs. That's about 1,000 homes annually. Read more at Solar(power) to the people