Sustainable development is about meeting basic needs in the present without compromising our possibilities of continuing to do so in the future. Environmental, social and economic sustainability is our Alpha and Omega – a key strand of the Tengbom DNA on which there is no compromise.
At Tengbom, we are unified by the objective to make the world a better place. We do this by creating architecture that contributes to positive development of our society, by providing cutting-edge expertise and strategic partnerships, by guiding, engaging and co-creating with clients, users and the wider world from a sustainability perspective. We also do it through practising what we preach, minimising our environmental impact, maintaining a sustainable psychosocial work environment and running a financially sustainable business.
Our knowledge, experience and dedication to sustainability has been formed over decades. Among other disciplines, we currently provide extensive expertise in project planning and coordination of certification within the Swedish systems for environmental building. Our team includes specialists on the Sweden Green Building Council’s Environmental Building certification system, BREEAM, LEED, passive building technology and material selection, to name a few. Our employees can coordinate the entire certification process, from concept to completed project.
We contribute to and comply with the UN’s 17 goals on sustainable development, the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda, Sweden’s 16 environmental objectives, the Swedish Parliament’s generational objectives and the Brundtland report’s definition of sustainability insofar as possible.
Tengbom provides sustainability services in the following areas:
- Environmental certification and coordination for building design
- Sustainable urban construction
- Energy calculation
- Construction materials and damp proofing
- Indoor environment and daylight
- Furniture selection
Environmental and quality objectives
In our role as strategic partner, we seek to develop our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. This involves, not least, working towards heightened environmental awareness when it comes to building design, resource and energy efficiency and use of materials. Ever since the early 1990s, we have implemented an integrated environmental and quality system, which is modified over time in line with internal and external requirements. Our business system is based on the requirements specified in SS EN ISO 9001 and SS EN ISO 14001.
Tengbom’s sustainable development
Knowledge drives us forward. At Tengbom, we are firmly focused on sustainability and creating opportunities for our employees to continually learn, develop and share knowledge with one another. Among other forums, we pursue our common commitment to sustainability solutions through both internal and external networks. To ensure ongoing development in our levels of excellence, we train and recruit specialists and pursue innovation through the ArchTech & Future studio and research partnerships, among other things.