Through our services, Fasadgruppen contributes to reducing the climate impact of buildings. According to the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, heating of buildings accounts for about 20 percent of Sweden's energy consumption, while many buildings are in need of major renovation - which means that a significant part of energy use can be traced to leakage. Measures such as façade and attic insulation and window renovations and replacements are therefore crucial to reduce energy use in the future.
Often the most environmentally friendly solutions can also be the most expensive in the short term, which is why we are working to communicate the long-term benefits of choosing climate-smart alternatives. As electricity costs have risen, the payback period for investments in energy efficiency measures has also decreased.
In addition to providing services that improve energy efficiency in buildings, Fasadgruppen works to continually improve the efficiency of our working methods and processes and to reduce material waste during project execution.
Materials represent the largest climate impact in Fasadgruppen’s value chain and we aim to increase the share of sustainable purchases, such as bricks produced with biogas. The decision on which material to use is in most cases made by the end customer, but Fasadgruppen can influence the decision to choose the most environmentally friendly option through information.
We also require our suppliers to act in accordance with our Code of Conduct, and rank them on an A-C sustainability scale in order to increase the proportion of sustainable purchases. We prioritise suppliers who can offer the possibility to buy materials produced according to specific sustainability criteria.
Reduced climate impact
Fasadgruppen strives to reduce our own climate impact through responsible transport, travel, purchasing and energy use. The Group's greenhouse gas emissions come mainly from our vehicle fleet, and we purchase only hybrid or electric vehicles. By 2030, all cars will be powered by electricity.
All subsidiaries of Fasadgruppen have been certified to ISO 9001 (quality certification) and ISO 14001 (environmental certification), or equivalent. The ISO certificates recognise the companies' efforts to maintain good control over the quality of their activities and their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. ISO certifications are necessary to win certain projects, particularly in public procurement. If a newly acquired company does not have these certifications, work is immediately started to obtain them as part of Fasadgruppen’s integration process.