Certifications - An Essential Element of Citycon's Sustainable Development Efforts

Certification forms an essential element of Citycon's efforts toward sustainable development. All of Citycon's (re)development projects are carried out in accordance with international environmental certification systems.  

Citycon's BREEAM In-Use certified shopping centres 
Citycon has launched an extensive project to introduce BREAAM In-Use certification for its shopping centres. So far, a total of 27 shopping centres owned by Citycon and eight managed by the company have been granted the BREEAM In-Use certificate. Of these, 24 are located in Norway, five in Finland, five in Sweden and one in Estonia. The BREEAM In-Use certified properties represent 80% of Citycon’s portfolio measured by value. Citycon now boasts the largest shopping centre portfolio with BREEAM In-Use certification in the Nordic countries. 

The certification project will continue and our target is to certify 100% of Citycon properties according to BREEAM In-Use by 2020.  

  • Norway (owned by Citycon): Down Town, Glasshuspassasjen, Heiane Storsenter, Herkules, Kilden Kjøpesenter, Kolbotn Torg, Kongssenteret, Liertoppen, Linderud Senter, Magsinet Drammen, Oasen Kjøpesenter, Sjøsiden, Solsiden, Stopp Tune, Storbyen and Trekanten Senter 
  • Norway (managed by Citycon): City Syd, Holmen Senter, Markedet, Solsiden, Stadionparken, Strandtorget, Tiller Torget, and Torvbyen 
  • Finland: Iso Omena, IsoKristiina, Koskikeskus, Myyrmanni and Trio 
  • Sweden: Kista Galleria, Liljeholmstorget Galleria, Jakobsbergs Centrum, Stenungstorg Centrum and Åkersberga Centrum 
  • Estonia: Rocca al Mare 


 Citycon's LEED and BREEAM (re)developments
Citycon has five renovation and extension projects for which the company has sought and received LEED certification and two ongoing projects on track to receive BREEAM certification. In the design and construction phases of the projects, special attention has been paid to environmentally friendly solutions, in terms of factors such as energy-efficiency, selection of materials, and recycling. Durable and reusable alternatives were favoured in the choice of building materials. 

  • Iso Omena extension, in Espoo, Finland     
    The extension of Iso Omena shopping centre was awarded the highest rating level, LEED® Platinum certificate, for its extension in May 2016.
  • Trio, in Lahti, Finland

The first ever LEED certification in Finland and in the Nordic region was awarded to Trio renovation project in June, 2009.

  • Rocca al Mare, in Tallinn, Estonia 

The silver level LEED certificate was awarded to Rocca al Mare's extension and renovation project in January, 2010. The certificate was first in the Baltic countries.

  • Liljeholmstorget, in Stockholm, Sweden 

Liljeholmstorget is the first shopping centre in Europe to achieve the highest LEED classification, and one of the world's few platinum-rated buildings of any kind.  

  • Martinlaakson Ostari, in Vantaa, Finland 

Martinlaakson Ostari shopping centre was awarded the second highest, gold level LEED certificate in April 2012.

  •  Mölndal Galleria, Greater Gothenburg area, Sweden
    Mölndal Galleria will be the first BREEAM certified shopping centre in the Gothenburg area once completed in Q3 2018. Certification target: BREEAM Very Good.
  • Lippulaiva, Espoo, Finland
    Once completed in 2021, Lippulaiva will house the world’s largest geothermal plant in a shopping centre as well as rooftop solar panels, which will make Lippulaiva almost completely self-sufficient in terms of heating and cooling energy. Certification target: BREEAM Excellent


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