Lemminkäinen supports sustainable development through FIGBC
The Green Building Council Finland (FIGBC) is a registered association established by corporations and other organisations of the real estate and construction sector to promote sustainable development. Lemminkäinen is one of the association’s founder members. FIGBC’s goal is to make the perspective of sustainable development a natural part of all activities in the real state and construction sector. The association’s charter was signed on 19 April 2010.
”With closer collaboration and open debate, the whole sector will be able to benefit from best practices and develop common approaches. We want to be involved in this development work, to promote sustainable development and the best way to build,” says Johanna Aarnio, Lemminkäinen’s Head of Environment and Safety.
Focusing attention on energy and environmental efficiency can bring significant benefits to owners, investors, users, builders and designers of Finland’s built environment. FIGBC brings together various actors from Finland’s real estate and construction sector, provides training, disseminates information and promotes discussion and development work.
FIGBC represents its members in thematic issues both in Finland and internationally. It also brings a national perspective to the application of environmental rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM.
Impartial collaboration for the promotion of sustainable development
Membership of FIGBC is open to professionally operating real estate owners, developers and users, providers of real estate and user services, designers and architects, and commercial and industrial enterprises. The association has 29 founder members, including Lemminkäinen, and 30 other organisations have already announced their intention to sign up for membership.
FIGBC belongs to the worldwide Green Building Council network. The association’s website (www.figbc.fi) will be opened in the near future.
The founder members of Green Building Council Finland include, among others, Skanska Oy, YIT Oyj, Sponda Oyj, Peab Oy, NCC Property Development Oy and Pöyry (Pöyry Building Services).
Director, Head of Environment and Safety
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Lemminkäinen Group operates in all areas of the construction sector. The Group's business sectors are Building Construction, Infrastructure Construction, Technical Building Services, and Building Products. Net sales in 2009 were approx. EUR 2.0 billion, of which international operations accounted for about one fifth. The Group employs about 8,600 people. Lemminkäinen Corporation's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. www.lemminkainen.com