Eco-friendly prison wins award

Sollentuna Prison, Sweden Think of a prison and you might think of an imposing building surrounded by barbed wired, flood lights and extensive alarm systems.So it may come as a surprise that a prison in Sweden recently won an award for being environmentally friendly. Tabellen 4, a building in Sollentuna high-security remand prison in Stockholm, won the 2019 BREEAM Public Projects In-Use award for its range of eco-friendly initiatives including a 1,100 square meter green roof made of plants and turf, a ventilation system that recycles heat from the air, and a waste disposal room with storage for eight categories of waste.