Kalmar municipality is now carrying out one of Sweden's largest projects to upgrade their properties together with Caverion. The cost of energy will be reduced by 21 million euros over the next 20 years.The project started in 2012 when Caverion analyzed the buildings regarding needs of upgrade, identified energy conservation measures and calculated the cost. Approximately 50-70 people will be employed and the project will be carried out during 2013-2016.
The properties, which for the most part were built in the 1960’s and 70’s, will be upgraded in order to meet the energy needs of today. The energy use will be reduced by more than 20 % to meet the environmental requirement of the EU.
– We are pleased that Kalmar municipality continues to reduce their energy use. This type of energy saving project enables Caverion to actively take responsibility for a sustainable environment and community, says Ulf Kareliusson, CEO, Caverion Sverige AB.
Outdated systems and equipment will be upgraded in 175,000 square metres of schools, preschools and administration buildings with modern and energy efficient equipment. The upgrade will also reduce the cost of maintenance and improve the indoor climate for a better working environment for children and teachers. Future energy savings are going to fund the project.
– This project is needed to keep our costs at a sustainable level. Without this project our energy and maintenance cost would have increased rapidly in the next few years, says Gunilla Svensson, Property Manager of the Kalmar municipality.
Caverion has long experience of energy services and has carried out similar assignments in Leksand municipality, Mora Strand and Mora municipality, Ludvika municipality and Torsby municipality.
Kalmar municipality has 62,000 inhabitants. In the town there are approximately 6,000 businesses, as well as Sweden's newest university, the Linné University, which is a merger between the college in Kalmar and Växjö University.
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