The world’s first project of its type to achieve the very highest environmental BREEAM
"The Plus" will be emitting 55% lower greenhouse gas emissions than a comparable factory.
Vestre has completed the world's most environmentally friendly furniture factory, The Plus.
The investment of almost NOK 300 million makes The Plus the single largest investment in the Norwegian furniture industry in decades. The 7000 sqm factory will be a global showcase for sustainable and highly efficient production and an experience destination for people around the world.
The Plus is well placed to become the world’s first project of its type to achieve the very highest environmental BREEAM rating and fulfil the criteria for classification as Outstanding. An Outstanding building is defined as an international innovator.
The building's energy consumption is 60 percent lower than for similar conventional factories, while emitting 55 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than a comparable factory.
On the green rooftop, there are about 900 solar panels that will generate approximately 250,000 kWh of renewable energy per year. Furthermore, the factory will reuse 90-95 percent of the water used in the production.