Indoor climate and sustainability
Energy efficiency & environmental responsibility
At Uni3, our commitment to sustainability is evident in both our construction and operational practices. We prioritize energy-efficient solutions, utilizing heat pumps and liquid chillers to optimize heat and cooling retention across the campus.
In collaboration with our electricity suppliers, we ensure the procurement of renewable electricity, substantiated by our “Good Environmental Choice” certification.
Uni3’s property management is dedicated to continuous improvements in energy efficiency, waste management, and carbon dioxide emission reduction. The materials selected for our buildings adhere to our certification standards, emphasizing sustainability and the elimination of hazardous substances. This commitment extends to our renovation projects as well.
Our proactive approach to energy management involves regular monitoring for potential inefficiencies, adjusting climate controls based on external and internal conditions, and identifying opportunities to conserve energy—even if it is just for an hour. Additionally, equipment and vehicles related to facility management are chosen for their minimal consumption and fossil-free attributes.
Miljöbyggnad certification: a commitment to sustainable buildin
Uni3 proudly holds the Miljöbyggnad certification, a testament to our dedication to environmental sustainability. Miljöbyggnad, a renowned Swedish environmental certification system, has recognized over 2,300 buildings for their eco-friendly practices and performance. This certification ensures that a building’s environmental efforts and performance undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent third party. The system is managed and continually refined by the Sweden Green Building Council, the nation’s premier organization for sustainable community building.
The certification process for Miljöbyggnad evaluates sixteen distinct indicators, each scrutinized by independent experts. For new constructions and renovations, a follow-up assessment is conducted within three years to ensure ongoing compliance and performance. Key aspects of the evaluation include monitoring a building’s energy consumption to ensure it remains within optimal limits, assessing the thermal balance to prevent excessive heat gain or loss, and verifying the use of environmentally friendly energy sources.
At Uni3, our role as a property owner goes beyond mere ownership. We are deeply invested in environmental stewardship, ensuring that our buildings not only minimize their ecological footprint but also provide a comfortable and sustainable environment for all occupants.
Optimizing indoor comfort and safety
While indoor climate remains a top priority for us, it is one of the many facets we focus on to ensure a holistic well-being for people in house. We measure air quality, assess ventilation efficiency, and ensure radon levels are within permissible limits. Daylight intake, crucial for comfort, is also monitored to maintain optimal levels.
Large windows, though beneficial for light, can pose challenges with heat loss in winter or excessive warmth in summer, and we need to ensure a balanced approach. Additionally, we take measures to guarantee the building is moisture-proof and free from risks like legionella.
Climate control and comfort
Understanding and optimizing the indoor climate is essential for both productivity and well-being. Here is how we ensure a comfortable environment at Uni3:
Our spaces utilize FTX ventilation units, which are fan-controlled supply and exhaust air systems equipped with heat recovery. This advanced system uses a heat exchanger to harness the warmth from the exhaust air, using it to heat the incoming fresh air. The advantages of this system are manifold: it ensures reduced energy consumption, provides draught-free and filtered air, and offers precise control over air exchange.
We calibrate our temperature settings based on workplace environment standards, tenant preferences, and overall comfort. When the room’s temperature rises a degree above the set point, the system increases air circulation. If this doesn’t suffice, it introduces cooler air to achieve the desired temperature. Conversely, if the temperature drops a degree below the set point, air circulation is reduced, and the radiator valves open to introduce warmth.
During the warmer months, our ventilation units operate at a reduced flow throughout the night, leveraging the cooler external air to regulate indoor temperatures. This strategy minimizes the use of comfort cooling during the daytime.
To further enhance indoor comfort and reduce the need for cooling, we have installed climate curtains. These are designed to reflect the sun’s rays, preventing excessive heat buildup inside the building and ensuring a consistently pleasant environment.
Campus maintenance in general
At Uni3, consistent maintenance is paramount. Our commitment is to meet and exceed the standards set by certifications, regulatory authorities, and the expectations of our tenants in terms of quality, comfort, and efficiency.
Rather than opting for replacements at the first sign of wear, our approach leans towards extending the lifespan of our installations and materials. By addressing issues promptly and effectively, we ensure longevity and sustainability.
Our mission is to uphold top-tier maintenance standards, preserving the integrity and performance of our installations. Through proactive maintenance planning, we schedule significant upkeep tasks well in advance, ensuring the sustained quality and value of our campus, encompassing both tangible and intangible assets.
To guarantee the highest standards, we meticulously document all maintenance activities and conduct periodic reviews, tailoring our approach based on the unique requirements of each campus zone.