Malmö develops roadmap for climate-neutral building and construction sector
14 Jan 2022
CCD signatory Malmö has become the first Swedish city to develop a local roadmap for a climate-neutral building and construction sector. The city aims to become climate-neutral by 2030 and making the construction sector more sustainable is key to make that happen. The sector is responsible for over 20% of Sweden's total environmental impact.
Malmö's roadmap, developed in parallel with the government-initiative Fossil-free Sweden operates as an economic association with 190 affiliated members, representing all construction sector actors from real estate owners, developers, contractors, consultants and architects, material suppliers to banks and organizations. All construction actors connected to the initiative will work to minimize the climate impact of buildings and facilities through design and material choice, with function, circularity and low climate footprint being prioritized.
The roadmap also prioritises renewable and circular building materials in all construction work and encourages actors to increase their collective demand for reused, recycled, renewable, resource-efficient, and climate-neutral materials. Waste reduction is another key aspect of the roadmap. Actors will strive to minimize construction waste by recycling materials to get full circularity. In addition to this, by calculating estimates of a building’s climate impact in the design phase, actors can take construction decisions that also prevent the production of waste.
Further information on Malmö's roadmap can be found here.