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Environmental certification of properties

Pandox’s main environmental impact comes from the properties – primarily from heating and electricity and the use of building materials. Pandox is therefore focusing on various activities to reduce energy and water consumption and to increase resource efficiency in operation, production and distribution.

Since Pandox main environmental impact comes from heating and electricity, Pandox is working towards a long-term goal to increase the use of renewable energy sources as part of the Company’s objective of offering green properties. In 2020, 77 (87) percent of the total of 114 (95) hotels reporting data to Pandox used some form of renewable energy, such as electricity from wind or hydro power. In Property Management the corresponding figure was 76 (89) percent. Data collected for 2020 covers more hotels in the property portfolio that do not use renewable energy.

BREEAM

BREEAM is the established standard in Europe for green buildings. The certification process involves assessment and a scoring system in the following areas: Energy,
Transport, Water, Resources, Pollution, Health and Wellbeing, Land Use & Ecology, Resilience and Management. Certification is a tool to improve environmental performance by taking steps during construction as well as in management and operation, and is a way to internally increase knowledge of and commitment to environmental efforts. Pandox’s goal is to achieve a rating of Very Good.

BREEAM

Energy saving projects

In 2020 many planned projects that included energy saving actions within Property Management had to be postponed due to Covid19. An example of a project that was implemented is the extensive upgrade of ventilation at Scandic Alexandra in the city of Molde. There were numerous separate ventilation units in the building with no heat recovery system. A total of five new heat recovery units were installed to the ventilation system with an expected yearly saving of around 150,000 kWh. Other ventilation units were fitted with frequency control to match operation to actual needs more efficiently. These are now also equipped with heat recovery. New control and regulation equipment was also installed to optimise operation.

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