Sweco has been given responsibility for project management of the new Swedish embassy in Mexico City on behalf of the National Property Board of Sweden. The building will be the first Swedish embassy in the world to be certified according to the Platinum level of the LEED green building rating system.


Assignment: LEED-certified embassy

Client: The National Property Board of Sweden 

Location: Mexico City 

Areas of operation: Project management, production management, construction site follow-up, procurement


As the new Swedish embassy takes shape in Mexico’s capital city, Sweco is responsible for project management of the entire process from planning and design to production. The new 800-square meter secretariat structure is being placed on the same property as the ambassador’s residence. The building will be earthquake-resistant and is planned to be the first Swedish embassy in the world that is certified according to the Platinum level of the LEED green building rating system.

The building will have 50 per cent lower energy consumption than comparable structures without certification, among other things with the help of automated heating, ventilation and air conditioning and thanks to electricity produced by solar panels on the roof of the secretariat.

Sweco has extensive experience of LEED-certified buildings, which place high demands on both the project and project management. To achieve the desired certification level, rigorous environmental and energy performance targets must be met throughout the entire process, which also leads to quality assurance of the project in terms of sustainability, energy-efficiency, indoor climate and comfort. The new secretariat is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.

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