Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 89% since 2016

For the second year in succession, AF Bostäder reduced its greenhouse gas emissions – down by 89% since 2016. The reduced climate impact is mainly due to switching to renewable district heating and electricity.

AF Bostäder has a goal to become 100% fossil fuel-free in electricity, heating and transport by 2020. There is an ongoing transition to climate-smart procedures. Since 2016, the company’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen from 3 363 tons of CO2e to 361 tons. The reduction is due to improved energy efficiency, an electricity agreement for renewable electricity, and more climate-smart district heating. Since April 2018, AF Bostäder’s energy company, Kraftringen, has supplied 100% fossil-free district heating. As electricity and heating for housing accounts for just over 90% of AF Bostäder’s greenhouse gas emissions, the difference is considerable when all energy comes from fossil fuel-free sources. Climate-related initiatives will continue in 2019, focusing on sustainable transport. 


Latest update April 8, 2019
Klara Svensson
Sustainability coordinator
klara.svensson@afbostader.se

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CO2e emissions have fallen by 92% since 2016

AF Bostäder has a goal to become 100% fossil fuel-free by the end of 2020. Challenges remain within the areas of company vehicles and business travel.

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Good initiatives and inspiration stimulate better waste sorting

In 2019, AF Bostäder renewed its goal for waste management and continued to create simpler waste sorting conditions for the students. The approach involves combining practical and well thought-out measures with encouragement, nudging and inspiration.

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Only sound building materials

Striving for a construction site free from environmentally hazardous products, materials and chemicals is a considerable challenge. AF Bostäder uses the Basta and SundaHus services and notes all products in a digital logbook.

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Sustainability manual introduced for new production

AF Bostäder is in an expansive phase and building student housing on a large scale every year. The company sets stringent requirements for sustainability in its new production and has introduced its own sustainability manual as support for housing development.

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Housing for insects

AF Bostäder opened 25 insect hotels in 2019 as a contribution to our natural surroundings and biodiversity. 

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Waste sorting is better with underground recycling stations

AF Bostäder is replacing more and more traditional waste stations with Underground Waste Systems (UWSs). Waste sorting becomes simpler, management more cost-effective and the living environment is cleaner, neater and safer.

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New valves ensure more consistent heating

In 2018, AF Bostäder carried out improvements on the indoor climate at four properties. All regulating valves and thermostatic valves were replaced, and tenants now have a more consistent indoor temperature.

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Business ethics guidelines provide increased clarity

AF Bostäder has a zero tolerance policy towards all forms of corruption. Preventive work is important and therefore new guidelines for business ethics were adopted in January 2018.

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Up to 85% of tenants’ residual waste is incorrectly sorted

An analysis of spot checks in randomly selected housing areas shows that between 70–85% of tenants’ residual waste, mainly food waste, is wrongly thrown away – and could have been recycled.

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Detergent-free laundry rooms, the year’s cleanest news

AF Bostäder opened two new laundry rooms at Vildanden, where the tenants can wash their clothes using only cold water. The new technology reduces both energy consumption and the spread of chemicals.

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Good response to new films on recycling

Resource usage is an area in which AF Bostäder has considerable possibilities to make a positive impact. The target is that 50 % of total waste is to be sorted.

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AF Bostäder’s first Sustainability Report (2017) is here

AF Bostäder has long been involved in active environmental management. During 2016, we began to widening the perspective further and started to report on the activities in a Sustainability Report.

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Almost half of total waste is sorted – and the percentage will increase

Resource usage is an area in which AF Bostäder has considerable possibilities to make a positive impact. Using smart and efficient solutions, AF Bostäder creates good conditions for waste sorting and recycling.

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Setting high aims for lower energy consumption

AF Bostäder works intensively to reduce energy consumption. The focus is on properties built before 2009 and the aim is a 15 % reduction in energy consumption among the older properties in the portfolio by 2019.

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Towards a fossil fuel-free future

AF Bostäder reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by almost 80 % in the period 2016–2017. A contributing factor is the change to renewable electricity in the properties– an initiative suggested by a proactive tenant.

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Sponsor project for young migrants

In the autumn of 2017, ten of AF Bostäder’s corridors and over 50 tenants took part in a social project in cooperation with the pro-inclusion association Föreningen Hållihopp in Lund.

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Don't waste the waste!

When AF Bostäder realized that the cartakers spent about 2-3 full-time posts per year to keep track of the waste stations, the information campaign "Do not waste the waste" was born.

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Congratulations Bokompakt - Solar System of the Year 2015!

AF Bostäder and Bokompakt have been awarded the "Skåne Solar Award 2015" in the "Solar Cells of the Year" class.

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A Swedish Classic? No, a Lund Classic!

If your employees are doing well, then AF Bostäder are doing well! That's why AF Bostäder invests heavily in wellness, happiness and fellowship

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Halved heat consumption

We continue to optimize energy use in the older property portfolio. That's why we installed our first geothermal plant at Kämnärsrätten - and halved the property's heat consumption.