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Kungsbrohuset, Stockholm

Energy saver number one

Kungsbrohuset in Stockholm is a building heated by people. A number of unconventional methods help to minimize energy consumption in the Kungsbrohuset Building in Stockholm. Like recovering excess body heat produced by the some 200 000 commuters that pass by the Central Station every day. Or that the building’s windows let the daylight in, but blocks out the summer heat.

Pole position for top efficiency

The position on top of Stockholm’s major public transport hub doesn’t only pay off in environmental gains. It gives the tenant companies an advantage in terms of shorter distances to downtown business and services.

Flexible construction

The building offices reach from 600 to 2500 square metres. Flexible planning solutions have priority. As an example, electricity and data networks are planned in a way that allows complete refurbishment of spaces according to tenant needs.

Advice improves environmental footprint

The tenants are offered advice in energy- and environmental issues in order to adapt their daily performance to the advanced systems and solutions of the building. This could refer to energy, waste management, lighting or paper consumption. The tenants are also offered electric plugs for recharging of electric or hybrid cars – thus reducing traffic carbon emissions.

Fibre optics for zero emission daylight

The Kungsbrohuset building achieves daylight conditions even in dark staircases. With the help of fibre optics daylight is cabled from the roof down to spaces where conventional buildings could only use artificial and energy consuming light sources.

Weather reports optimize heat consumption

Hour by hour, the building gets automatic digital wether forecast updates. 
This allows an optimized indoor climate control where the heating and cooling is adjusted hours in advance in order to offset outdoor temperature changes. Cooling is achieved with the help of cool water from the nearby lake, thus minimizing energy costs for cooling.