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Sweden: planning for Step 2 and 3 has started

Pre-studies (Step 1) are finished in the pilot buildings in Sweden and planning for Step 2 and 3 has started

Three pilot buildings are carried out in Sweden as part of the IEE Total Concept Nordic cooperation. The Step 1 of the Total Concept method, creating the action package, is finished in all of the buildings. The first pilot building, Högsbo 20:22 office building in Gothenburg (property owner Harry Sjögren AB) is now in Step 2 (carrying out the measures) and plans are made for monitoring and follow-up in Step 3. The second pilot building is Norrtäljeanstalten (property owner Specialfastigheter) is in the process of planning for Step 2. Some measures will be carried out this year and rest of the measures later on. In the third pilot building, Segevångsskolan (property owner Malmö Stad), the decision making for Step 2 is still in progress.

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Participation in the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings

The Total Concept project team was participating at the 7th Passivhus Norden conference in Copenhagen, taking place 20-21th of August 2015 in Copenhagen. Several project partners presented their preliminary national results of the project and the pilot studies. Download the papers here:

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Total Concept Meeting in Oslo

TC_foto_oslo_maj2015_1webOn the 26th to 27th of May the Total Concept work group held a two day conference in Oslo with Sintef as hosts. During the meeting the results so far and the upcoming tasks were presented and discussed in order to take the next steps in the project.

The participants presented and discussed the work packages where each work package has been assigned to one of the project partners. The outcomes of the work packages were one of the topics as well as the updates made to the tool kit materials and the further developments of the tool kits that will take place during 2015. The Total concept will also have a strong focus on making the information and tool kits as available as possible.

Each country member presented their national projects giving interesting insights in each country’s work with the Total concept. From step 1 each country will have projects in the next project phase (Step 2). There will also be TC_foto_oslo_maj2015_2webmeasurement plans for Step 3 taking place. Each member organisation also made a new risk assessment of their projects and new risks were brought to discussion.

Göran Andersson from Gicon in Göteborg in Sweden held a seminar where he shared his experiences working with rebuilding and making buildings energy efficient. Mr. Andersson have worked with a number of large scale projects being able to drastically lower energy consumption in buildings.

Magnus Brink from Byggherrarna and Anders-Johan Almås were introduced as new members in the project consortium replacing Monika Martinsson and Anna Svensson respectively. The conference was held at the Sintef office in Oslo with a splendid view over Oslo and we thank our Norwegian hosts for organizing the conference.  The next meetings will take place in Tallinn (18-19th of November 2015) and in Finland or Aalborg (TBD) (10-11th of May 2016).

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Two new reports; Non technical barriers and local conditions

The project has produced two new reports.

 

Energy renovations of non-residential buildings in northern European countries; national non-technical barriers and methods to overcome them

This study aims to identify non-technical barriers for large scale energy renovations among the different stakeholders in the participating five Northern European countries and to investigate possible methods for overcoming these barriers.

 

Adopting the Total Concept Method in northern European countries; local conditions and prerequisites

In this study, the local conditions in five Northern European countries are analyzed, including evaluation of the specific information in the building codes and other requirements, in order to identify important input parameters for adapting the Total Concept method on the national level. The task aims to also provide an input on what competence requirements and trainings are needed for the Total Concept method national applications in the future.

 

Download them here.

 

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Workshop for partners, property owners and consultants

The Total Concept project has carried out a workshop about the Total Concept Method. About 30 property owners, consultants and partners were present at the workshop that took place in Stockholm at the Swedish Construction Clients office on the 21 of August.

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During the day the Total Concept Method was presented by BELOK project coordinator Per-Erik Nilsson.

Enno Abel, CIT, talked about the economics of carrying out a refurbishment with the method and three different, Swedish property owners talked about their experience of carrying out the three steps of in the Total Concept.

During the afternoon the participants was given the opportunity to divide in groups and continue discussing the method. Afterwards they had the chance to make a study visit to the building Pennfäktaren in Stockholm, a building that has recently undergone a major refurbishment where the Total Concept method was used.

Participants in the workshop may download documents from the day by loging in at the bottom of the page. Please use the username and login that you recieved via e-mail. 

 

 

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