Jutta Schade
Jutta Schade, lecturer at Luleå University. Photo: Anna Thurfjell View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Attractive energy efficient house in a cold climate

Published: 27 August 2014

Now is the "Seventh House" in Kiruna ready for inauguration. The construction company NCC, TVAB and Kiruna Municipality, in cooperation with Luleå University of Technology, is behind the construction of a passive house, the new Kiruna.

The Passive House, which is expected to have a maximum power consumption of 7000 kWh / year and apartment has been built as a direct result of the cooperation within the extensive research and development project, Attract, led by LTU.

The house is equipped with instruments so that researchers at Luleå University of Technology can evaluate the technologies that are new to the project. Among other things, they will test a new type of wiring in the ground, how energy smart electricity workes and how an attractive outdoor environment in the city that can sustainably manage snow, snowmelt and heavy rainfall can be designed.

- It's all from the outdoor environment, to how the houses are able to keep the heat if it would be -35 ° C for ten days. When the house is now ready, we intend to evaluate if it was as we thought, and with the builders and community work to find improvements where applicable. In this work, of course, the residents' opinions of highest weight says Jutta Schade, Senior Lecturer at Luleå University of Technology.

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Kristina Nilsson

Kristina Nilsson, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 491678
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
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Thomas Olofsson,

Phone: +46 (0)920 493662
Organisation: Construction Management and Building Technology , Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering