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Pilot projects implemented by Västernorrland

14 Jun 2019
The Swedish SECURE project partner has completed a series of services that will reduce the energy use in public buildings.
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Ärebo elderly home in Västernorrland.

SECURE project partner Association of Local Authorities in Västernorrland, together with Solatum Hus&Hem AB and Sollefteå municipality (Sweden), has developed a series of pilots during the last stage of this Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 funded project. Among others, Jennie Olofsson, Operations Manager at the Energy Office in Västernorrland, highlights the following ones in Ärebo and Vallänge elderly homes.

Ärebo: built in 1951, is a public elderly care home with 31 apartments. All apartments have a kitchenette and some apartments have balconies or patios while others have a glazed porch. 

  • installation of smart electricity meters in kitchen, laundry rooms, and car engine heaters; adjustment of radiator system controls to reduce energy consumption and improve the indoor climate for residents; installation of more efficient car heating outlets; replace outdoor lightning with LED to improve energy efficiency and lighting quality. 
  • replace indoor lightning with LED to improve energy efficiency and indoor lighting quality.

 is a public care home with 12 apartments to accommodate those with more needs than the ones living at Ärebo. There is a joint dining room. Vallänge was converted into a modern residence in 1994.

  • improve roof insulation to reduce the need for fossil fuel oil heating; replace boiler to heat pump system to ensure a reliable heat source in future.
  • replace existing air handling unit with an energy efficient rotating heat recovery system.
  • Implement “The cooperation project” to ensure all staff and user groups work together on energy saving.