For many years, White has built a strong understanding of the environment. Today, with our new expertise in social sustainability, we have unique breadth and advance in this area. Many of our projects consist of environmental or sustainability classification of buildings and urban areas, and we run projects within all the major certification systems on the Swedish market.
White has a dedicated team of qualified chemists researching materials and products to integrate into our projects. We have been a driving force in the development of Byggvarubedömningen (Construction Products Assessment). We are one of the few architectural practices to include qualified moisture control experts and can offer systematic moisture control safety analysis during the design and construction stages. We are also CMF certified, and have extensive experience of environmental inventory and demolition plans.
With a core team led by architects, engineers and specialists including passive house architects we conduct leading research and development in building integrated photovoltaics and their potential in urban design. We develop strategies for energy-efficient solutions such as sunlight protection and wind power, calculating usage and simulating energy requirement.
Sustainable buildings should work in their context. To create sustainable urban environments, a range of factors including density, urban quality, accessibility to public transport, infrastructure and services need to be considered at an early stage. White is leading the way within BREEAM Communities, and has qualified assessors in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. We offer process management, strategic advice and sustainability programme and our specialists perform ecosystem services and climate adaptation measures assessment.
White works with all the major certification systems. We have qualified specialists in Environmental building, BREEAM and LEED in the urban planning and urban area levels and can lead the certification process from concept to the finished building. We offer environmental compliance in all our projects. We also perform investigations in energy, interior environments and materials. White has extensive experience of environmental coordination, often as the client’s project manager in matters of environment and sustainability. We develop environment or sustainability programmes, environmental plans and targets, with process management, implementation and follow-up. Our environmental specialists make proposals for adaptation of requirements and methodology to the certification systems, which makes the work more efficient for all involved.