First apartments to receive an environmental product declaration

First apartments to receive an environmental product declaration - JM commended for best ecological new construction The City of Stockholm and the Stockholm Association of Building Contractors have named the Majroparken tenant-owner association in Gubbängen outside Stockholm as "Best ecological new construction." JM AB planned and built the area with a focus on the ecological cycle. According to the jury's citation the area is best within four areas - energy, indoor environment, construction and management. It is also the first housing area to offer the consumer apartments with an environmental product declaration which have been examined by doctors, chemists and other experts. Majroparken in Gubbängen in south Stockholm is a recently completed housing area with 210 apartments which were planned with a focus on a healthier and more eco-compliant construction with an eco-cycle approach. It is also the first housing area to offer consumers apartments with an environmental product declaration where all the materials used are specified in a similar way as for food. The outdoor environment has also been planned with a high degree of ecological consideration.. "The aim with Majroparken was to build a housing area where the environmental aspects are suitable for everyone not just people with a special interest in them. Appropriate parts of this project can provide guidelines for our future eco-compliant housing production," says, Johnny Kellner, planning and environmental manager, JM Residential, Stockholm. Working methods and activities which JM has used in Majroparken include waste sorting as standard, energy-efficient installations, demand- controlled ventilation, and building materials which have been examined by doctors, chemists and other experts. Optional extras include allotments and earth cellars. "Best ecological new construction" is a competition organised by the City of Stockholm and the Stockholm Association of Building Contractors. Four areas are assessed: construction and materials, energy, indoor environment, and management and use. For additional information, please contact: Johnny Kellner, planning and environmental manger, JM Residential, Stockholm, JM AB telephone +46 8 782 87 59, or +46 70-582 87 59, e-mail: johnny.kellner@jm.se Stockholm, 20 August 2002, JM AB, Corporate Communications Detta och tidigare pressmeddelanden finns även på www.jm.se JM AB är ett publikt bolag och noterat på Stockholmsbörsen. Antalet anställda i Sverige, Norge, Danmark och Belgien är cirka 2 600 och omsättningen år 2001 uppgick till cirka 9 miljarder kronor. Bolaget är Sveriges ledande bostadsutvecklare och verksamheten bedrivs med fokus på projektutveckling av såväl bostäder som kommersiella lokaler i centrala lägen i expansiva orter. En bred satsning på kvalitets- och miljöfrågor kännetecknar verksamheten. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/21/20031021BIT00970/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/21/20031021BIT00970/wkr0002.pdf

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JM is one of the leading developers of housing and residential areas in the Nordic region. Operations focus on new production of homes in attractive locations, with the main focus on expanding metropolitan areas and university towns in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Belgium. We are also involved in project development of commercial premises and contract work, primarily in the Greater Stockholm area. JM seeks to promote long-term quality and environmental considerations in all its operations. Annual sales total approximately SEK 17 billion and the company has about 2,500 employees. JM is a public limited company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, in the Large Cap segment.

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