26. January 2021
LHV’s Tallinn office was awarded the BREEAM green label, acknowledging that the office building at Tartu mnt 2 with its technical systems and the administration of the building meet the environmental requirements of the certificate.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) is the world’s first green label based on wide-ranging assessment criteria, allowing a comprehensive assessment of a building’s energy efficiency, environmental and user friendliness, and sustainability in each life cycle of the building.
According to LHV’s Green Office Coordinator Age Leedo, the BREEAM assessment took into account the fact that the CityPlaza office building has been used for a long time, and the building itself and the surrounding environment were constantly changing. ‘We applied for a certificate for the entire building in cooperation with the CityPlaza building manager, and the BREEAM label was given to the building along with its technical systems and administration practice, including documentation, declaring it environmentally friendly. The certificate issued to us is valid for three years, and over these years, we want to improve the energy efficiency, as well as environmental and user friendliness of the CityPlaza office building in collaboration with the office building manager,’ Leedo said.
‘Although LHV’s green action plan is broad and covers the entire company, it has been important to us from the beginning that our own premises would be compliant. I am glad that with the office manager and also relying on the activities of all people at LHV, we can currently say that we have made the office as environmentally friendly as possible and established the schedule for further activities. The green certificates act as proof of this,’ Leedo added.
In December, the Estonian Association for Environmental Management (EKJA) issued a European Green Office certificate to LHV and named the company’s office in the CityPlaza building in Tallinn the Best Green Office of the Year.
In 2020, LHV joined the UN Principles for Responsible Banking and developed a green action plan aimed at more efficient use of energy and resources, a longer life cycle of products, a circular economy, less waste, and a cleaner environment. Green financial products have been introduced to the market, the company’s carbon footprint has been measured, and the goal has been established to achieve climate neutrality in LHV’s activities by 2022.All news