Property owners, developers, contractors and consultants in the construction industry in Sweden, committed to sustainable building, collaborate and exchange knowledge through the Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC). SGBC visited CiTYFiED in Lund in April to study the renovation and energy efficiency measures implemented there.
Socially, economically and environmentally sustainable renovation
Visitors from SGBC gave particularly attention to the project's ambitions to undertake the renovation of Linero in a way that is both socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. The renovation programme is designed to meet the energy demand placed on buildings built today, and at the same time increase the well-being and comfort of the people living in the block without compromising the affordability.
Every measure of the retrofitting is carefully evaluated. To opt out measures which are not economically viable is an important part of the project. Property owner LKF and the city of Lund have clear ambitions to limit rent increases, so that tenants can stay after the block has been refurbished.
Eight newly built houses contribute to a more mixed population in the area. Lund municipality has built new bike paths and renovated both bus stops and the road network. The energy company Kraftringen installs chargers for electric vehicles and the property owner LKF renovates playgrounds and other outdoor environments. All in all this will not only lead to environmental benefits but also improve the residents everyday life and increase the attractiveness of the area.
28 April 2017