The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a high level of attention to health and well being in office buildings. But this heightened requirement actually plays to the strengths of Skanska according to head of divestments Adrian Karczewicz.
Interviewed by Real Asset Media’s Richard Betts, Karczewicz said Skanska has already been a pioneer of sustainable development and wants to be among the first to deliver the enhanced measures necessary in the current pandemic.
Care for Life concept exploits technology
Its newly introduced Care for Life concept focuses on new hygiene and safety protocols and exploits technological developments that Skanska already had in hand. These include provision of 100% fresh air in buildings and the installation of touch-free doors, turnstiles and elevators that are activated by a smart phone or smart card.
Meanwhile, the company continues to address the needs of combating climate change and aims to cut by 50% carbon emissions attributable to its buildings by 2030, and to be zero-carbon by 2045. Karczewicz says it is important to be more than “theoretical” and Skanska will begin the development of the first carbon neutral building in the CEE in 2023.