NCC to construct passive school building for Norwegian Undervisningsbygg

NCC is to build one of Norway’s most sustainable schools for Undervisningsbygg KF in Oslo. Brynsengfaret School will be built as a passive building – an order valued at SEK 270 million.

Brynsengfaret is a school for grades one to seven. The school building is 11,700 square meters and is scheduled for occupancy at the start of school in 2017. The school will also include an auditorium with space for 840 pupils.

The school’s ambitious environmental profile will make the building a reference project for future schools in Norway and other countries. It will be built as a passive building, but will also be a pilot project for the “negative net energy building” (nNEB) standard. From 2018, nNEB will become standard for public buildings in the EU, and has been the standard for all new buildings from 2012.

“It is a very exciting assignment and an inspiration for us to be involved and realize the ambitions of Undervisningsbygg for innovative and sustainable school buildings. We are very satisfied that our bid was the most competitive,” says Håkon Tjomsland, Business Area Manager, NCC Construction Norway.

To achieve the ambitious environmental requirements, Brynsengfaret must fulfill several tough demands. Solar cells will be integrated into the facade and the school building will also be equipped with heating pumps.

Educational aspect integrated in the building

In the school, both pupils and teachers will be able to monitor electricity production and consumption. This will give the project a new and exciting educational dimension.

“NCC is to be a leader in sustainable development. Accordingly, it is more gratifying to build a school with such a distinct environmental objective, in which new generations will gain insight into energy and environmental issues,” says Thomas Re Johnsen, Deputy Business Area Manager, NCC Construction Norway.

Leader in sustainable development

NCC is among the leading contractors and developers in sustainable construction in Northern Europe. The company has several environmentally certified school buildings on its merit list. In Norway, NCC is building the new Ris School in Oslo with a passive building standard, the Hegg School in Lier with the BREEAM certification standard. In 2013, NCC built the first BREEAM certified school building in Trondheim municipality.

Since the land has been used for industrial operations in the past, it will first have to be decontaminated. The construction site will comply with NCC’s proprietary “Green Construction,” environmental concept, which has stricter requirements than building specifications and authorities’ requirements, for example, with respect to energy consumption and waste management.

The order will be registered in NCC Construction Norway in the second quarter. Construction is scheduled to start in May this year.

For further information, please contact:

Håkon Tjomsland, Business Area Manager, NCC Construction Norway +47 901 19 363

Thomas Re Johnsen, Deputy Business Area Manager, NCC Construction Norway +47 950 53 340

Anna Trane, Press & PR Manager NCC, +46 708 84 74 69

NCC’s media line +46 (0)8 585 519 00, e-mail:, NCC’s image bank

This is the type of information that NCC could be obligated to disclose pursuant to the Securities Market Act. The information was issued for publication on April 7, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.

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