Brita Enbom, International Coordinator
Radhuset, 44181 Alingsas, Sweden
Phone: +46 322616627 Fax: +46 322616730
The EnBo09 exhibition has closed for this year.
"We are hoping to repeat the EnBo success during
spring 2010" says Mr Bo Norling in his speech
after the intensive exhibition week.
EnBo is Swedens´s
largest exhibition for energy efficient building.
Between 24 - 30 April builders, municipalities and
manufacturers were gathered in Alingsås to
demonstrate energy efficient construction solutions.
Studyvisits to five
different energy efficient interesting sites were
arranged every day during the week, both for public
For the moment, an evaluation is going on. Totally
the exhibition had more than 7.000 visitors.
A target to reach was to fill 90% of the exhibition
area, attract at least 50 different exhibitors and
to have at least 500 professional visitors. This
was fulfilled without any doubts.
during the week
Every weekday seminars with different focus were
held, combined with studyvisits to Brogården,
Stadsskogen, Tollered and the distant heating establishment
Seminars were all
sold out and both participants and guestlecturers
were overall very satisfied with the result. Visits
to the preschool were popular. "We have combined
passivehouseconstruction with pedagogics and the
result is a unique thinking about sustainable development
which the children are aware of from early ages",
Agneta Andersson, headmaster at preschool in Stadsskogen
Passive house center in Alingsås was one of
the organisers of the Passivehouse conference in
Gothenburg 27-29 April this year. The conference
attracted 400 nordic visitors and 300 of them visited
EnBo09 during Wednesday 29 April.
Participants in seminars 125
Participants guided tours 900
International visitors from Germany, Netherlands,
Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia
A special thank you to all or partners Alingsås
Energi, Alingsåshem, Fabs, Statkraft, Glantz
arkitektstudio and Skanska.
In just about one month, it is time for the
Swedish contribution to the REBECEE project EnBo09,
to open. The grand opening of the energy- and housing
exhibition will take place in Alingsås in
the evening 23 April, and the exhibition will stretch
until 30 April. Over a full week, builders, municipalities,
distributors and speakers from organisations and
universities will gather in Alingsås to demonstrate
and discuss energy efficient building.
The project manager Mr Bo Norling is satisfied with
the programme and has recruited a large team around
him to perform the exhibition.
"We are really happy that we decided to perform
our contribution to REBECEE in this way", says
Mr Bo Norling.
The exhibition will be divided into
three parts - Seminars, Exhibition hall and Studyvisits.
It will possible to attend five different seminars,
one each day, all of them with focus on sustainability.
The guest lectures are carefully chosen and a name
to drop is for example Professor John Holmberg, Head
of the Division of Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers.
Year 2001 he was awarded "the best university
teacher in environmental science in Sweden" by
the National Agency for Higher Education. Other speakers
to mention is Mr Hans Eek, architect and passivehouse
expert from Passivehouse center and Mr Tomas Kåberger,
general director of Swedish Energy Agency. During
the weekend EnBo09 will also present shorter seminars
in the exhibitionhall. The hall will be open for visitors
10-16 daily and will be free of charge.
The study tours will depart from the hall and visit
five different sites, three at each tour.The prevailing
sites are Brogården, Stadsskogen, Preschool,
Tollered and Sävenäs - the distant heating
To attract spontanius visits, we will offer ponyriding
for children, jazzmusic in association with Alingsås
Jazz Festival and nice opportunities to have lunch
or coffe (made by the famous chef Ulrik Lindelöw)
in the exhibition hall.
for more information please visit
Alingsås Municipality together
with its municipal companies for housing and energy
are working strategically with environmental aspects
throughout the whole process of spatial planning.
The REBECEE building exhibition in 2009 will show
examples of innovative and energy efficiant solutions
in buildings and promote renewable energy. The building
exhibition will focus on the new
residential area Stadsskogen and the
refurbisment of the appartments houses at Brogården.
Stadsskogen is a completely new residential
area in Alingsås where 1 000 dwellings are to
be built over a ten year period. The area is one of
both beautiful nature and nearness to the city, hence
the name which means city forest. In a first phase
250 dwellings are to be built.
The whole area will be offered district heating produced
from renewable energy. During summer there will be
a complement of solar heat for the supply of hot water.
In addition, different mesures will be taken to ensure
a more effective use of energy, such as increased
insulation levels and efficient heating systems, for
all buildings. At least 100 of the 250 first dwellings,
including one school, will be very well insulated
and airtight, using the criterias for passive houses.
All electrical appliances will meet high standards
of energy efficiency. Other environmental best practise
will be incorporated in the project, for example using
new modern technique to ensure that surface water
run-off does not pollute water courses.
Brogården is a residential
area consisting of 300 apartments in 16 buildings
that was built in 1970. It is now to be renovated
into low energy houses. The use of energy is expected
to diminish with at the lowest half of what it is
today. In a first phase, one house with 18 apartments
will be renovated.
The analysis of Brogården has been carefully made by the municipal building company Alingsåshem in close cooperation with a network of experts that will continue working together troughout the course of the project. It includes the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, the Swedish Energy Agency and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
The objective for the rehabilitation of Brogården is to reduce the energy consumption from today’s 216 kWh/m2 to at least 92 kWh/m2. Solar collectors and district heating with woodchops as energy source supplies the domestic hot water and the little space heating needed during very cold days. The rehabilitation will not only lead to a reduction of energy but also to a better indoor climate.
The radical reduction of energy consumption will be ensured through a number of mesures. Walls, balconies, attics and basements will be insulated to achieve zero energy loss and all windows will be replaced. All electrical appliances will meet high standards of energy efficiency.
Both Stadsskogen and Brodgården are supplied with district heating produced from renewable energy. The municipal company Alingsås Energy are continuously expanding the district heating net to new areas. The power plant produces more than 100 000 MWh and the fuel is for the most part waste from wood industry, forest raw material and sawmill industry.