World Construction Today: The 20,000-square-meter building, which is located in Bolsta, 50 kilometres north-west of Stockholm, will achieve 100% CO2 neutrality over the course of its entire lifecycle, encompassing construction, operations, and disassembly, without relying on any outside offsetting measures.
It will be completely powered by solar, heat pumps, and battery storage and become energy positive by feeding back surplus energy to the grid.
For the walls, roofs, and façade, cross-laminated timber will be used in place of steel. More CO2 will be absorbed during the creation of a new kind of organic insulation than will be released.
The foundations for these buildings will use green cement, which lowers CO2 emissions by 30% in comparison to a standard warehouse foundation. At the end of its useful life, it will be made to be disassembled, with parts made accessible for reuse.
The Blsta facility will be run by Logicenters, a Nordic developer and operator of contemporary logistics buildings under the NREP umbrella.
Drawing from the most cutting-edge products on the market, this project will be a test bed for developing ideas, generating a whole new, financially feasible paradigm in carbon neutral real estate, stated Claus Mathisen, chief executive of NREP.
This project is an excellent illustration of how to translate insights into immediate action.
The World Green Building Council’s Victoria Burrows, director of promoting net zero, stated that the objective of decarbonizing the entire built environment is massive and one that cannot be achieved alone.
To move mankind closer to a carbon-neutral future, they need real leadership from firms like NREP, which is taking swift and creative action to examine what solutions are viable today.