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Green Timeline

Sustainability is simply the ability to endure over time. We strive to hit the “triple bottom line“ of social, environmental and economic targets in our work. Only the combination of all three areas will lead us to full sustainability and enable growth for generations.

2016: Skanska is selected as a Construction Manager at Risk for the Living Building at Georgia Tech University. It is Skanska’s fifth Living Building Project.

2016: Skanska begins work on American Geophysical Union Headquarters, the first renovation in Washington, DC to pursue net positive energy.

2015: The Skanska-led joint venture is awarded the contract to design and build the new Central Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, which is pursuing dual certification under Envision and LEED v4.

2015: Elizabeth River Tunnels is named the winner of the Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

2014: Skanska has a Charter Membership with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) supporting the development of Envision, which is the sustainability rating system for infrastructure.

2012: Skanska's Elizabeth Heider elected Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

2011: Skanska completes the Bertschi School Science Classroom, one of the first projects in the world to achieve the Living Building Challenge v2.0 criteria. In 2013, it became officially certified as a Living Building.

2010: Skanska issues our first Green Urban Development Report to spur the global green conversation.

2010: Skanska receives the USGBC Leadership Award.

2009: Skanska sponsors the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Study by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

2009: As part of our support for the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative, our Energy Efficiency guide is incorporated into the UN Environmental Program.

2008: Skanska begins reporting carbon emissions as partner to the United Nations Carbon Disclosure Project.

2008: Skanska participates with a team led by SERA Architects in the Living Building Financial Study.

2006: All Skanska operations are updated to ISO 14001:2004 certified status.

2005: The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations launches, listing Skanska as its sole construction representative.

2004: Skanska actively supports the adoption of the 10th principle of the United Nations Global Compact: anti-corruption.

2003: Skanska completes LEED Cost Study for U.S. General Services Administration.

2002: Skanska publishes its first Sustainability Report.

2001: Skanska joins the United Nations Global Compact.

2000: Skanska becomes a member of the USGBC, the year the LEED® rating system is launched.

2000: All Skanska operations around the world are ISO 14001:1996 certified.

1999: Skanska is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

1997: Skanska publishes its first Environmental Report.

1996: Skanska Sweden becomes the first Skanska business unit to have its environmental management system become ISO 14001:1996 certified.

1995: Skanska joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.