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Green policy

  • Green policy

    • Nearly all energy consumed in Icelandic households and businesses comes from clean renewable hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources. Harpa is connected to the Icelandic power grid, which has one of the highest uptimes in the world.
    • The water used in Harpa comes from water reserves located on the outskirts of Reykjavík. The water is of the highest quality, and no treatment is required before it is distributed to consumers.
    • The facade is made of glass, resulting in a reduction in lighting cost.
    • All waste in Harpa is sorted, and all recyclable waste is recycled.
    • All detergents used in Harpa have the Swan label, a well-known ecolabelling used in the Nordic countries.

     

    Targets for the year 2030

    The proportion of recyclable waste will be 75%.
    The proportion of sustainable transportation to and from work will be 30%.
    Offsetting of all greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be prevented.

    Targets for the year 2016 – 2017

    The proportion of recyclable waste will be 30%.
    The proportion of sustainable transportation to and from work will be 20%.
    Offsetting of all greenhouse gas emissions that cannot be prevented.


UN Climate Conference in Paris

 

In November 2015 Halldór Gudmundsson the Director of Harpa signed the Climate Declaration that was presented at the UN Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015. Harpa has set its long and short term objectives to the year 2030.