The renovation of Økern nursing home was finished a little more than a year ago but the interest for the project is still high. We have site visits at least once a month says project adviser, Lene Lad Johansen. The main reason, she says, is the energy production from the photovoltaic on the roof.
– Økern was the first public building in Oslo to install such a system. The recently elected city government is launching a new ambitious policy, and is putting money on the table for more installation like the one we have on Økern. That triggers interest from other building owners that looks to us and the ZenN project for learning how to achieve large reductions in energy demands and introducing renewable energy production on existing buildings.
The Økern project was only recently nominated for a local climate action award.
– Although we did not win, just to be nominated says something about how important the project has been, Johansen says.
In 2015 the roof production of Økern nursing home has produced more than 92 000 kWh saving more than 65 tons of CO2, depending on the energy mix used. Omsorgsbygg is putting the lessons learned from Økern into new projects and already has three more photovoltaic systems on buildings planned.
For more information on the project, contact:
Lene Lad Johansen, Omsorgsbygg.