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Skanska to build world's most northerly energy-positive office

9 Jan 17 Skanska has signed a NOK370m (£35m) contract to build what is said to be the world's northernmost energy-positive office building.

The offices for client Powerhouse will be built in Trondheim, Norway. Design of the Powerhouse Brattørkaia building is steered by the sun as an energy source and the mantra 'form follows environment'.

The building comprises 15,700m2 of office space, of which Skanska will lease 2,300m2. In addition to this, 2,500m2 of underground parking will be built.

The building is designed to achieve BREEAM NOR Outstanding, the highest rating in environmental certification system. It will be the first new office building in Norway that produces more energy than it consumes. The building is designed to produce more clean and renewable energy than needed for construction, production and transportation of building materials, operation over a life of 60 years and finally disposal. It is set to make optimal use of sun and sea water for heating and cooling and have extremely low energy consumption.

Skanska is the general contractor for the project under a contract with Entra. Construction will start in April 2017 and the office building is due for completion in February 2019.




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