The Criteria Council ensures that the HI certification's environmental criteria maintain a high level of ambition and align with the latest scientific findings on sustainable premises. The overarching goal is to influence the industry's use of premises to make it even more sustainable.

The high standards required for HI certification are formulated in the Criteria Document, which reflects the goal of sustainable premises. This work continues with ongoing review and updating of the criteria.

The head of Hållbar Interiör appoints the Criteria Council, which brings a wide range of external and internal expertise to the table for a three-year term.

The Council holds the responsibility of deciding whether to modify existing criteria or develop new ones. It consists of representatives from the industry, universities, researchers, certification bodies, and a representative from Hållbar Interiör.

Their duty is to ensure that the HI certification adapts to the latest research, technology, and relevant national and international regulations. Above all, the Criteria Council must maintain a high level of ambition for the HI certification, helping the entire interior design industry to work more sustainably.

The principal of Hållbar Interiör prepares and presents proposals for modified or new criteria. These proposals are then discussed and decided upon by the Council. The proposals must be based on scientific evidence.

They determine whether to send proposals out for consultation to a broader group in the industry and other relevant stakeholders.

The Criteria Council ensures that current and revised criteria:

  • Are based on recognized scientific evidence and the latest technical knowledge.
  • Rely on generally accepted scientific proof, use accurate information, and consider relevant international standards.
  • Demonstrate the significance of the requirements and their impact from a lifecycle perspective.
  • Consider all essential aspects and effects, ensuring that meeting the requirements does not significantly worsen another effect.
  • Exceed statutory and commonly established requirements.

If you want to know more or are interested in participating in the Criteria Council, please contact kristin.ostberg@indicum.se

The Criteria Council is responsible for ensuring that the HI certification adapts to the latest research, technology, and relevant national and international regulations. Above all, the they must maintain a high level of ambition for the HI certification, helping the entire interior design industry to work more sustainably.