BUILDSMART Site Malmö

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  • Sweden
  • Malmö

Project

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The Malmö demonstration site covers four new buildings. The main focus was on the sustainability of the buildings. The following buildings have been constructed:

Malmö Live – Hotel building (Skanska)

Malmö Live is a new concert, congress and hotel complex situated on walking distance from Malmö central station, right between the old city centre and the new modern district of Western harbour.

The hotel building has a very low energy use, comparable to passive house standard: 38 KWh/m². A combination of building design, modern energy saving techniques and renewable energy sources is used to reach the energy target.

A number of the implemented technologies are far beyond state of the art:

  • A highly insulated building envelope with high thermal inertia, constructed with a heavy frame of pre-casted concrete, reduces the energy need.
  • The energy need for cooling is reduced with green roofs, automatic solar shields and blinds, windows with low U-values.
  • Advanced steering and control systems reduce energy for ventilation and lighting, adapting the energy use to the presence and motion of people in the building.
  • Advanced ventilation system with heat recovery using a FTX- system.
  • Locally produced renewable energy sources is integrated in the building: solar panels for producing hot water, geothermal energy for heating as well as the cooling.
  • A system for storing ice increases the cooling capacity needed on large concert events.
  • Food waste is used for biogas production at local biogas plant. Food grinders are installed for this purpose.

The hotel guests are involved through monitoring systems, individual heat and electricity counters, energy efficient machines, sustainable transport and campaigns. Sustainable transport is promoted using real time displays for bus and train departures, as well as access to bicycles.

Malmö Live – Residential building (Skanska)

The residential building has a low energy use, comparable to passive house standard: 53 KWh/m², primary energy 56 KWh/m².

A combination of building design, modern energy saving techniques and renewable energy sources were used to reach the energy target. A number of the techniques are far beyond state of the art.

  • Advanced ventilation system with heat recovery system
  • Low energy lighting, LED-lighting for emergency lighting
  • Energy efficient white ware
  • Energy efficient pumps

The tenants are involved through monitoring systems, individual heat and electricity counters, energy efficient machines, sustainable transports and campaigns. Sustainable transports were promoted using real time displays for buss- and train departures, as well as access to bicycles.

Office Building Klipporna (Skanska)

Klipporna, in English “The Rocks”, is an office building located in the district of Hyllie. Hyllie is the largest growth area of the city of Malmö, strategically situated with regards to the continent, one train stop from Copenhagen airport (Kastrup). The office building has a low total specific energy use, comparable to passive house standard: 38 KWh/m².

A combination of building design, modern energy saving techniques and renewable energy sources are used to reach the energy target. A number of the techniques are far beyond state of the art.

  • High performance insulated building envelope, designed as passive house standard, will reduce the energy need for heating.
  • Energy need for cooling will be reduced with automatic sunshades on the facade.
  • Advanced steering and control systems will reduce energy for ventilation and lighting. Low energy lighting and individualized lighting for each workspace.
  • Advanced ventilation system with heat recovery system.
  • Locally produced renewable energy sources will be integrated in the building: a geothermal ground water based energy system for cooling and photovoltaic panels for electricity. The panels will be integrated in the building design, probably on the façade.

The users of the office building are frequently informed about their energy use and the related environmental impacts, for example on monitors etc.

The building is connected to the smart grid of the area of Hyllie. The smart grid may steer energy use to moments when energy prices are low and economic incentives will be created for this purpose.

Sustainable transports ware promoted by giving free access to a bicycle pool. The tenants also have access to advice from an environmental consultant.

Roth Residential building (Roth Fastigheter)

The residential building of Roth Fastigheter is located in the district of Hyllie. Hyllie is the largest growth area of the city of Malmö, strategically situated with regards to the continent, one train stop from Copenhagen airport. The building has a very low energy use, comparable to passive house standard: 60 KWh/m².

A combination of building design, modern energy saving techniques and renewable energy sources are used to reach the energy target. A number of the techniques are far beyond state of the art.

  • High performance insulated building envelope will reduce the energy need for heating.
  • Ventilation with high energy recovery and individualized per apartment so that the flow can be adapted to each household.
  • Advanced steering and control systems will reduce energy for ventilation and lighting. Lighting with motion detectors.
  • Measuring and visualizing households consumption of tap water, heating and electricity will involve and motivate tenants to reduce energy use and change consumption patterns.

The building is connected to the smart grid of the Hyllie area. The smart grid may steer energy use to moments when energy prices are low and economic incentives will be created for this purpose.

Webinar: How to build very low-energy buildings in Sweden 

Social

Social
Country
Encountered barriers
Solution
Sweden

Low energy costs do not motivate users to make an extra effort and pursue energy savings.

The team organised trainings on conscious environmental behavior in energy consumption for the residents and the people working in the office building. It is important that these trainings are repeated, especially for new residents, moving into the building.

Lifestyle & behavioural, Social, Energy