NCC to energy refurbish Million Program homes

NCC and the municipal housing company Stockholmshem are to jointly create secure and attractive public utility housing in the Stockholm area. Another aim of the upgrade is to halve energy consumption in the rental apartments. The framework agreement is estimated to be worth SEK 500 million over three years.

Sweden’s public utility housing stock is currently facing a major refurbishment challenge with thousands of apartments in need of upgrading throughout the country. For Stockholmshem, this means that it is now the turn of the properties built as part of the Million Homes Program of the 1960s and 1970s, which are in substantial need of mains refurbishment and other upgrades.

NCC’s framework agreement with Stockholmshem encompasses the NCC Sustainable Refurbishment concept, an approach by which NCC creates socially and environmentally sustainable living environments. The projects’ economic sustainability derives from interaction between refurbishment, energy efficiency, social sustainability and future maintenance.

“When upgrading the units from the Million Apartment Program, we envisage considerable scope for positive and sustainable social development. NCC will implement necessary maintenance measures, thus reducing energy consumption and future maintenance costs,” says Fredrik Elmgren, Business Manager at NCC Construction Sweden.

Cooperation with Stockholmshem will take the form of what is known as strategic partnering, a long-term cooperative format whereby the participating companies implement an assignment in close cooperation with each other and always with the best of the project in mind.

“Being able to take experiences from one project and use them in the next one, with the same contractor and employees, is invaluable. We will increase capacity and gain potential for enhanced efficiency,” says Nina Wahlberg, head of Technology and Refurbishment at Stockholmshem.

It is in connection with larger refurbishments that actions for reducing the buildings’ energy and climate impact are most profitable. Increasing the energy-efficiency of older housing units is necessary if Sweden is to reach its environmental quality targets and the targets of the EU’s energy-efficiency directive.

The framework agreement means that, during the contractual period, Stockholmshem will implement parts of its planned maintenance together with NCC. The cooperation will get under way during autumn 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Elmgren, Business Manager, NCC Construction Sweden

Tel: +46 18 16 07 40

Hedvig Elander, Internal and External Communications Manager, NCC Construction Sweden

Tel: +46 70 978 66 83

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