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NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Helsingborg

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Project
Project status
Finished

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Description

The city of Helsingborg had adopted an ambitious climate action plan by which the city had already achieved 88 % CO2 emissions reductions (compared with the 1997 level) and a less than 20 % share of fossil fuel, the final goal being carbon neutrality, or even exporting carbon-neutral energy to neighbouring areas. With this aim, the NEXT-BUILDINGS project realised very low-energy buildings as the first phase of a huge and very ambitious 311 000 m2 ecodistrict development. The new dwellings comprised not only of passive houses or zero-energy buildings, but also include active houses (a new category of houses that generate electricity and heat, and include user involvement and demand control), together forming a more sustainable new neighbourhood.

Demo Site Expected Impact

*Information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The new buildings were established as fill-in buildings in between the eco-rehabilitated buildings. They are active houses with a space heating demand of less than 16 kWh/m2/yr.

Active houses are active as they generate electricity (exchange/export of electricity to grid) and heat (exchange/export of solar to district heating). Moreover, they feature user involvement, behaviour and demand control, and thus have an important role for the development of the total adjacent area.

Technologies

Energy

*Information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The implemented measures include:

Energy efficiency in buildings

  • High-performance new buildings
  • Building integrated renewable energy sources
    • 100% green electricity
  • Waste sorting

Energy system integration

  • Waste heat recovery
    • Heat recovery from waste water
  • Photovoltaics
  • Thermal collectors
  • District heating and cooling
    • Renewable district heating

ICT

  • Building energy management system

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