Skanska to Build Scandinavia’s 1st Net-Zero Hotel
- Mar 19, 2019
Fabege, a Sweden-based development company, has hired Skanska to build a $51 million, 241,000-square-foot Comfort Hotel in Solna, Sweden, which will be part of the Nordic Choice Hotels chain. When completed, the 11-story property will comprise 336 keys, 88 apartments and the Swedish headquarters for Nordic Choice Hotels.
It will also be the first zero-energy hotel in Scandinavia. Skanska Sweden is committed to being carbon-neutral by 2050. All of Skanska’s commercial buildings aim for a minimum LEED Gold certification.
In January, Sarah King, sustainability director at Skanska USA, told Commercial Property Executive that sustainability is a Skanska company hallmark throughout its operations as the company believes “it is our duty to support and cultivate communities that can thrive for generations socially, economically and environmentally.”
The new Comfort Hotel will offer very low energy consumption and aims to be certified according to FEBY 18 Gold, a certification used for energy-efficient buildings, and BREEAM level Excellent.
Skanska is expected to begin work on the property immediately, with an anticipated opening date of sometime in the first quarter of 2021.
A leader in Nordic development
The company is one of the Nordics’ top development and construction companies with operations in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Last February, Skanska Sweden sold the 18-story Gradienten hotel project it is developing in Jönköping, Sweden to Balder for approximately $46 million. The deal will be finalized after the building is completed in 2021. That hotel will consist of 229 keys, conference facilities and a restaurant.
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