The parliament has decided on new regulation when constructing new buildings. This means that developers must report the impact on the climate of a new building. There are already several private initiatives to promote sustainable construction through different certification schemes.
The new Act on Climate Declarations for new buildings will apply as of 1 January 2022. The purpose is to reduce the climate impact from the construction stage. This means that the climate declaration regulation will apply to new buildings that require building permits. This will apply to those who apply for a building permit after 1 January 2022. Here you get information about upcoming regulation so you can prepare in advance. The information is based on the law and ordinance on climate declaration for buildings and the and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning's proposal for provision.
The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning has been assigned by the Swedish government to facilitate the introduction of regulations on climate declarations for new buildings.
The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket) provides a climate database for calculating the climate impact during the construction stage. In cases where the developer wants to use generic climate data in a climate declaration, the data must be retrieved from here.
The most common questions about climate declarations of buildings.
Environmental certification is a tool to quantify and assess environmental performance of a building, a city district or an infrastructure project.