Sustainable practices of SIBS construction

By 2050, the UN predicts 9.7 billion people will inhabit the Earth, with 80% of them living in cities. The construction sector significantly contributes to rising global greenhouse gas emissions. At SIBS, we focus on creating high-quality living environments where people can thrive safely, without exceeding planetary boundaries or causing harm.

SIBS believes modular industrializing construction is key to creating living environments in a sustainable manner. Our controlled factory environment allows for limitless opportunities to streamline and innovate. Adhering to our Code of Conduct and Environmental Policy, we have strategies and are committed to a safer, greener, and more sustainable future.

Our commitment to responsible business drives our sustainability efforts. Using ConstructionTech, we deliver affordable, high-quality housing without compromising on architecture and design. Features like underfloor heating and green outdoor spaces enhance wellbeing and security.

Living environments where people thrive and are safe

SIBS’ Sustainability work is part of our commitment to responsible business and we aim to use innovation coupled with ConstructionTech (industrial construction with a high degree of digitisation and automation) to create good housing without compromising on the quality, architecture and design.

We build each of our module mindfully. For instance, the usage of underfloor heating and oak parquet flooring with clinker in front of external doors. We believe that attractive buildings with pleasant, green outdoor environments and spaces for social interaction create wellbeing and security.

Sustainable supply chains

Achieving sustainability would not be possible without ensuring the entire process itself is sustainable. Hence our stringent code to ensure all suppliers we engage with must comply with our Code of Conduct for Suppliers, which is based on the UN’S 10 principles of human rights.

In our process, we use training, requirement specifications, process and material reviews with regular checks to establish a complete and sustainable supply chain.

Net zero carbon emissions by 2045

SIBS aims for complete climate neutrality by 2045. In our growth phase, we set intensity-based milestones, targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and 75% by 2040, ultimately achieving net zero by 2045.

We prioritize energy efficiency, striving to have the most energy-efficient buildings on the market in Sweden. Using well-insulated walls and ceilings, smart heating solutions, high-quality windows and doors, and other innovative solutions, we aim to reduce energy consumption by 5% annually.

Environmentally certified buildings

Our environmental certifications are confirmation that we construct sustainable buildings. We work with both the Swedish certification system Miljöbyggnad and the US LEED system, depending on the circumstances of the individual project.

SIBS’ aim is to achieve environmental certifications for all our own properties to Miljöbyggnad Silver or LEED EBOM Gold standard.

Driving sustainability forward

At SIBS we take things a step further in our effort towards non-toxic construction. One step to ensure non-toxic construction were to assess all building materials purchased from Asia Byggvarubedömningen, to replace products with alternatives that have better content and to keep logbooks for all our projects.

In addition to new building materials and suppliers, we now focus on installation materials and other products that are outside the criteria on which products need to be assessed for certification to the Miljöbyggnad Silver standard.

To live up to our Code of Conduct and our Environmental Policy, we carry out well-structured work with focus areas, goals, and action plans. A thorough follow-up process on ourselves and our suppliers also ensures that we always keep our goals in check.

As much as we want to drive the construction industry towards a better tomorrow, we believe sustainability is always the way forward – for us, our neighbourhoods, communities, cities, and the world.

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