A house sustainability work
June 4th 2020
A house is taking climate change highly seriously and we have done a genuine work to develop a long-term sustainability mission that we believe in. Here are some of the actions that we believe can make a change.
- A house contributes to the sharing economy by joining people together under the same roof sharing the resources of the building. Our furniture cooperation is a circular model together with our furniture partner Holmris in Denmark. It is unfortunately common that furniture becomes garbage when companies change offices. Instead, we encourage our members to rent furniture from us, meaning that they are being used by several people during it’s A house lifetime.
- We are working on "12 steps to sustainable development" to take our responsibility in contributing to saving the planet. You find the 12 steps-poster in A lobby to find out more and see the boxes we've ticked so far!
- We host Flea Markets to encourage members and friends to reuse clothes buying second-hand insted.
- We invite members and visitors to ”think twice” about small changes we can do in our everyday life. We minimize the use of paper cups and plastic lids by offering members and visitors to buy our thermos instead.
- Yearly, we host "A sustainable week", highlighting and reminding us why and how we can be more sustainable. In February 2020, the week aimed to raise awareness about our carbon footprint, with a focus on two of our biggest climate issues - food and fashion.
- We encourage members to "Share & Reuse" by using our slack channel with the same name.
- We encourage our members to work on the global goals for sustainable development >
- We do of course promote recycling in the lobby as well as in the garbage rooms.
- We work with local food and roasting of coffee beans. Thank you to our partner Sthlm Roast for being such responsible role model!
The A house building
An extensive renovation has been made to establish an energy-efficient A house building. We are a certified ”environmental building Silver”. These are the features and design that provides us with smart indoor climate and low energy consumption:
- The ventilation turns off after office hours.
- The ventilation is automatically controlled by sensing heat and number of people.
- The building has a "heavy" facade that counteracts rapid climate change.
- Some lighting is controlled by presence sensors.
- The light sources at A house are all energy-efficient LED lighting.
- Heat and cold are extracted and stored in the rock 300m underneath the house. Geothermal heat pumps efficiently utilize both heat and cold from the the rock giving us the perfect temperature.