Linstow wants to be one of the best in class when it comes to the environment and sustainability. That’s why we’ve decided that ALL our new and renovated wholly-owned buildings must be BREEAM certified.
BREEAM was launched in 1990 and is Europe’s leading environmental certification program for buildings. Certificates are issued on five levels (Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding). Certification is based on documented environmental performance in nine categories – management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, pollution and land use, along with ecology.
Linstow has decided that:
- our new or renovated office buildings must meet the requirements for BREEAM Excellent
- all our other buildings must meet the requirements for BREEAM Very good
BREEAM-NOR is the Norwegian version of BREEAM, and the construction industry’s own program for measuring environmental performance, developed by Grønn Byggallianse in close consultation with the construction and property industries in Norway. A BREEAM-NOR certificate means documented quality, focusing on the user’s health and wellbeing. The program is market-driven and voluntary, and has become a vital quality reference for the Norwegian construction and property industries.
Linstow has also decided that our urban and local development projects must be certified in line with BREEAM Communities, a framework and certification system for large area developments.
We also started to certify our buildings in 2021 in accordance with BREEAM In-use, which is a program for measuring, improving and documenting environmental performance and health-promoting qualities in existing buildings.
We have not decided that this will apply to all projects, but it will if certification must or can be used – this text may need to be reformulated.