Kalmar, EPC projekt, Sverige

Kalmar municipality is investing SEK 152 million in improving energy efficiency and modernising buildings.

“Because of the EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) model, we will be able to achieve the EU’s target of reducing energy consumption and increasing sustainable energy use by 2020, which we would never have managed without this project. Another very positive feature of the project is that we have been able to carry out major renovations of the municipality’s properties and these are being paid for by the savings we are making,” -Gunilla Svensson, property manager at Kalmar municipality.

Kalmar municipality is home to around 65,000 people and 36,000 of them live in the town of Kalmar itself.

Palvelut

  • Palveluiden johtaminen

Järjestelmät ja tuotteet

  • Turvallisuus
  • Ilmanvaihto ja ilmastointi
  • Jäähdytys
  • Informaatio- ja viestintäteknologia
  • Sähköistys
  • Lämmitys, vesi ja viemäri
  • Automaatio

Asiakkaat

  • Julkinen sektori

Käyttötarkoitus

  • EPC

The number of fault reports has fallen and the focus is now on preventive measures

Challenge 

The properties, most of which were built in the 1960s and 1970s, need to be upgraded in order to meet today’s energy efficiency requirements. Buildings with a total floor area of around 180,000 m² are being modernised.

The municipality’s target is to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent, which will cut energy costs by SEK 182 million over the next 20 years.

Solution

Kalmar municipality is investing SEK 152 million in modernising its properties in cooperation with Caverion. The project is going ahead at high speed. On average, one property a month is being renovated.

“Because of the EPC model, we will be able to achieve the EU’s target of reducing energy consumption and increasing sustainable energy use by 2020, which we would never have managed without this project. Another very positive feature of the project is that we have been able to carry out major renovations of the municipality's properties and these are being paid for by the savings we are making,” says Gunilla Svensson, property manager at Kalmar municipality.

  • “We have improved the indoor climate in a school and moved the equipment onto the roof, so that it doesn't take up valuable classroom space,” says Anders Persson.
  • A major part of the project involved replacing old ventilation units with new equipment which has energy-efficient heat recovery units and modern control systems that make it easier to run the buildings efficiently.
  • Result

    The measures that have been taken have improved the indoor climate in buildings where people live and work. As a result of EPC, the municipality will also achieve the EU target of reducing energy consumption and increasing sustainable energy use by 2020.

  • Improved airflow in schools, nurseries and other buildings where people live and work
  • The municipality is taking an integrated approach to a large part of its property portfolio over a short period, rather than carrying out a lot of smaller repairs in the longer term
  • The staff who run the buildings have a better working environment
  • The number of fault reports has fallen and the focus is now on preventive measures
  • In addition to reducing energy costs, the municipality has ensured that everyone who uses its buildings can enjoy a better indoor climate
  • Energy costs reduced by
    SEK 182 million

    20 %
    increase in energy efficiency

    175,000 m2
    total area