During 2020, we moved our headquarters to a site that completely aligns with our company values. It is located in a vast nature area, the Haga Park, which is a popular part of the Royal National City Park, offering us a surrounding of green and water. The Frösundavik building was the first office hotel in Sweden honoured with a Fitwel certificate for their focus on health and wellbeing. With a focus of offering the best within wellness for all their employees and tenants, the company doesn’t only offer bicycles, paddle boards, kayaks, and a fully equipped gym, but also an extensive thinking around how to prevent sick leaves and stress – among other things through a generous amount of daylight and greens.
The Frösundavik building also holds a BREEAM certificate – the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It is an international scheme that provides independent third-party certification of the assessment or the sustainability performance of the built environment.
One of the ingenious solutions is that the building can use local energy thanks to its position on top of an esker with large groundwater depositories. It is called an aquifer and can be found only in a handful of buildings that hold these geotechnical conditions in Sweden. The aquifer is used as a storage for both heating and cooling, making it possible to use the heating during winter (with hot water saved from the summer) and cooling during summer (with cold water saved from the winter). It is a completely circular process where all the groundwater that is pumped up is returned after usage. This way, the building’s annual energy usage has been reduced by 5 GwH per year. 100% of the electricity used in the building wind powered.