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Published on October 14th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo

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2014 record year for low-energy buildings

Next year, Sweden will see more than 10 000 apartments in low-energy buildings according to a new study.

Also, 1 000 000 square meters of premises will be in low-energy buildings. The study shows that the construction of low-energy housing is not just a big city phenomena. Stockholm County as well as the whole country has an average of one low-energy habitation for every 1000 inhabitants. One quarter of Sweden’s low-energy housings are located in the Västra Götaland region and in Halland County there are 3.5 low-energy housings for every 1000 inhabitants. “It is very good that the early development in western and southern Sweden is now being established all over the country,” said Roger Eriksson at the Swedish Energy Agency.

The limit to be called a low-energy building in the study is that the energy need is 25 percent lower than today’s construction regulations. The study has been carried out within the program LÅGAN and is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and the region of Västra Götaland.

 

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