First of its kind in the world

In 2021, Hurum Helsehus near Drammen (west of Oslo) will be completed. It will become Norway's, and probably the world's, first energy-plus building retirement home, producing more energy than it consumes. The Instalco subsidiary, AS Elektrisk, has been engaged for the electrical and telecommunications installations.

The new retirement home will be certified BREEAM-NOR "Excellent” and it will be a plus-energy building, in accordance with the FutureBuilt standard, which means that the building will produce more energy than it consumes. Solutions that will be installed to achieve this include solar cells, solar panels and energy wells.

“We got involved in this rather unique project already in the very early stages. Because of that, we have been able to suggest the most sustainable solutions and energy-efficient electrical systems. It's a major milestone for us and Asker municipality,” says Viktor Schaug, CEO of AS Elektrisk.

The new retirement home (approximately 11,000 sq. m.) will be able to accommodate 110 residents providing them with cafeteria/meals, care, physical fitness, rehabilitation, daytime activities and a variety of other services/activities.

The outdoor areas are also being designed and build in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Consideration is being taken to have as little impact as possible on the surrounding nature.

Besides the high energy and environmental requirements, very high level welfare technologies are being used for construction of Hurum Helsehus. The building will facilitate safe and simple everyday living for patients, employees and relatives through such things as keyless entry and a sophisticated alarm system. AS Elektrisk is responsible for those solutions.

AS Elektrisk has been contracted for this work by HENT.

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