June 30, 2014
Sweden

Väla Gård in Helsingborg

The Väla Gård office is located 5 km northeast of Helsingborg. The aim is to build five buildings, out of these two buildings were finished by 2012. The building has around 70 workstations and is
Skanska’s regional office in Helsingborg. The purpose is office spaces and conference rooms. The project has achieved many awards and certifications: Skåne Solar Award 2013, Solar Energy price 2013, LEED Platinum 2013, Sweden Green Building Award 2013, etc.

Download, Väla Gård in the REHVA Journal May 2014 Väla Gård – a Net Zero Office Building in Sweden (link here)

Article published in the REHVA Journal, 2014 by Björn Berggren and co-authors.

Väla Gård is the Skanska Group’s greenest office project to date and the first to achieve the Deep Green level according to Skanska’s Color Palette™. It is also the only Net ZEB office in Sweden so far. Väla Gård is thoroughly followed-up by measurements for optimising and controlling the performance. This paper presents Väla Gård and Skanska’s experiences so far with developing, designing, constructing and using a high-performance net-zero energy office.

Download, Vala Gard from PassivhusNorden 2013 Uppföljning Väla Gård -Plusenergikontor (link here)

Conference paper by Per Kempe from Passivhus Norden, 2013.

The Väla Gård office building is energy plus building, which annually delivers more energy than it uses by being energy efficient and generating its electricity. Efficient heating, cooling and air conditioning are provided by a Variable Air Volume (VAV) system. Heat recovery units recycle 82% of the heat from outgoing air, which exceeds the voluntary Swedish passive house heat recovery value of 70%.

Download, Per KempePractical experience with installation systems in Nordic energy-efficient buildings (link here)

Presentation from Swegon Air Academy seminar by Per Kempe, Poland, 2014.

Download, Per Kempe: Väla Gård - Solceller och energilager - en analysis av Väla GårdPer Kempe: Väla Gård – Solceller och energilager – en analysis av Väla Gård (link here)

Report by Per Kempe about solar energy and consumption in Väla Gård. Published in Energi&Miljö, 2014.

Download, Per Kempe: Väla Gård - Sveriges första plusenergikontorPer Kempe: Väla Gård – Sveriges första plusenergikontor (link here)

Article by Per Kempe about Väla Gård – Swedish first plus energy office building. Published in Energi&Miljö, 2014.

Download, Väla Gård i Helsingborg - Lågan Rapport Väla Gård i Helsingborg – Lågan Rapport (link here)

Report about Article by Per Kempe about Väla Gård – Swedish first plus energy office building, Lagan, 2014.

Sustainability case study Väla Gård (link here)

Download the detailed description of Väla Gård by Skanska. Sustainability and green, for in-depth information on sustainability aspects of this project, please view the related Sustainability case study in PDF.

Väla Gård (link here)

Review the specific numbers from the monitoring of Väla Gård from www.cravezero.eu.

Image by Per Kempe and Fagerhult