Citycon signs Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

The initiative will drive the development of energy-efficient buildings which run primarily on renewable energy, with the leftover carbon dioxide emissions being compensated on an annual basis

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Citycon has signed the international Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, which challenges construction and real estate companies and cities to work towards the carbon-neutral use of energy at their properties by 2030.

The initiative will drive the development of energy-efficient buildings which run primarily on renewable energy, with the leftover carbon dioxide emissions being compensated on an annual basis.

On a global scale, the commitment has already been signed by more than 80 organisations, including the Nordic cities of Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo.

The company, which owns, develops and manages shopping centres and other retail properties in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia and Denmark, has already set a carbon-neutrality goal by 2030.

Wilhelm Ehrnrooth, Citycon Group’s Sustainability Manager, said: “We have already taken steps towards carbon-neutrality by taking measures to improve our energy efficiency, increasing our own renewable energy production, cooperating with our tenants in matters of energy-saving and increasing carbon-neutral energy’s share of our procured energy.

“However, this commitment gives us an extra incentive to put our emission-reducing strategy into practice.”

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