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Skanska picked to build Scandinavia’s “first zero energy hotel” | Construction Buzz #209

21 Mar 2019

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Swedish global giant Skanska has signed a contract with Fabege to build what it calls “Scandinavia’s first zero energy hotel” in Solna, Sweden.

The contract is worth about $51m (SEK 470m), which will be included in the order bookings for Skanska Sweden for the first quarter 2019.

Consisting of about 22,400 sq m spread over 11 floors, the hotel will be part of the Nordic Choice Hotels chain, Comfort Hotel, and will have 336 rooms, 88 apartments for long-term accommodation and Nordic Choice Hotels’ Swedish headquarters.

The building is designed for a very low energy consumption and will be certified according to FEBY 18 Gold, a certification used for energy-efficient buildings, and BREEAM level Excellent. 

BREEAM is an international standard that places tough demands on indoor climate, non-toxic materials and also requirements for ventilation and lighting conditions.

The construction work will begin immediately and the new hotel is scheduled for completion during the first quarter 2021.

Source: Global Construction Review 

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