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Energy efficient buildings


Detailed description of the Good Practice

Already in the 1960s passive building technology was used in Alingsås as the first city to do so in Sweden. At the moment the municipality is trying to top the standards by investing in energy-smart solutions and applying long-term thinking.

Energy efficiency
Sustainable urban planning

Objectives of the Good Practice

Increased energy efficiency

Participants of the Good Practice

Municipality of Alingsås / Alingsåshem (the municipal housing company)

Target group of the Good Practice


More Details of the Good Practice

One of the housing projects, Brogården, comprising of 300 flats was built using passive building technology already in the 1960s and 1970s.

Now the new residential area of Stadtsskogen with 1,000 homes and schools has been built using passive building technology for low energy consumption. The area is connected to the district heating network of the local energy company. Because of the long distance to the existing network the connection wasn't commercially profitable and thus the municipality of Alingsås invested SEK 16 million to the network extension.

Documentation and documents

Available files

Data sources and references

Local Action on Climate Change - Swedish Experiences. Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. 2009.