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Kungsljuset – new care dwellings in Borlänge

Region: City of Borlänge
Implemented on: Local level
Target group: Building stakeholders


The Municipality of Borlänge energy and climate strategy contains requirements for energy efficiency in new constructions at a maximum of 80 kWh/m2. Therefore, new dwellings for assisted living (46 apartments with capacity for 51 residents) now under construction are calculated with an added energy demand of 61 kWh/m2 per year. This includes solar panels for hot water demand.

The contractors who are submitting a tender must prove how targets are to be met and has to show a quality and environmental management plan specific to each project. Materials should be proved to be environmentally friendly. Staff has been involved in the planning process and were also able to take part in the evaluation of tenders thanks to a model that has been developed to make this legally possible. The various contractors that submitted tenders each had 1.5 hours in which to present their project planning for groups of staff and for the developer. LCC is used to calculate consequences.


  • Contributing to energy, environment and climate targets;
  • Ensuring high quality building process and involvement of staff;
  • Proving economic reasonability through LCC calculation.


No information, but based on LCC calculation;


  • High energy-efficient buildings for assisted living under construction;
  • Involvement of staff;
  • LCC was used as a tool in producing estimates;
  • Proven sustainable building materials selected.

Lessons learnt:

  • Building in an energy-efficient way is a complex process that rarely has one single solution. Building on previous experience is therefore both necessary and crucial;
  • The builder has recently revised its business plan and now requires a maximum energy level of 70kWh/m2 for new buildings;
  • Staff participation in both the planning and the selection of contractors is an activity that also contributes to the next step in the development of an energy-efficient building. The sense of ownership of a project like this are also forms the basis for changing staff behaviour towards energy efficient habits.


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