Lindeberghome - A building with zero fossil emissions


Lindeberghome - A building with zero fossil emissions

Comfort and wide views from a beautiful roof top can now be found at Lindeberghome in Oslo. An environmentally friendly BREEAM Excellent certified project, where it has succeeded in achieving zero fossil emissions during construction. This is largely due to the local energy wells on site. Likewise, this has meant that energy consumption has been extremely low and contributed to a more environmentally friendly place. SAPA has trough H-Fasader GlassTeam delivered 6,6 tons of aluminum facades, doors, and windows to Lindeberghome. 

In 2017, the demolition work of the former old retirement home in Lindeberg started and instead would a more modern home be built from the ground up and take its place as the new Lindeberghome. In 2021, the new building was inaugurated, which contains 144 care places, treatment rooms and a café. Likewise, the beautiful Lindeberg’s brook is bubbling along the lovely courtyard and exercise tracks. The accommodation is future-oriented and aims to be a pleasant and environmentally friendly place, both for those who live and work there.

Automatic technology in focus

From the very beginning, a lot of planning and time has been invested in creating and shaping a comfortable home where the building's crown jewel is the beautiful roof top that looks out towards Oslo. Welcoming and warm common areas will strengthen the welfare while technology will make it easier for staff to focus more on custody to the patient. With an automated technology, all rooms have a private bathroom with an associated toilet that has raising and lowering functions as well as flushing. Hairdryers will also be available in the rooms the reason for this is that the resident can manage themself as much as possible. This automation technology is completely unique in Oslo

Environmentally friendly construction with zero fossil emission

Lindeberghome is heated by 28 energy wells together with approximately 1,000 solar panels that are located on the building's roof, facades and on a pergola that sits above the roof top. During construction, the wells were used to generate energy and heating, which has resulted in the project's CO2 emissions being drastically reduced and benefiting Lindeberg's business community. The construction site has also managed to be completely fossil-free during the construction process and has used energy-generating machines as much as possible but has also managed to reduce its energy costs. The construction site has succeeded in creating a circular workplace where all energy and fuel are within the construction area, moreover, was this included already from the beginning of the detailed process planning.

-We prepared a process plan that contained a written assessment of the sketch project's development opportunities and how we could work together in the project so that the project could be implemented within technical and financial framework, without reducing content or scope, says HUS arkitekter, who is the architect for the project.

HUS arkitekter continues to explain the importance of the mutual trust that exists between the actors in order to successfully row the project ashore.

The plan for user involvement was included in the process plan where important success criteria were the establishment of mutual trust, a clear mandate for commitment and a controlled, step-by-step process with increasing degree of details and maturity of solutions, says HUS arkitekter

Lindeberghome construction is certified with Excellent according to BREEAM.

Design with low consumption

Lindeberghome is no standard project, it has, among other things, advanced technical properties that are out of the ordinary. The building is also designed to use only one-fifth as much energy as the plan- and building code usually requires for this type of construction. This is an amazing and exciting design that has really focused on the environmental aspect and has taken the construction to a more future-oriented thinking. A 3D model has also been used to structure the work in the best way, which helped to solve various problems along the way.

-The pilot project was carried out with several weekly meetings where Integrated Concurrent Engineering (ICE) was an important process tool. The actors were co-located, discussed and solved problems with extensive use of a 3D model. The process was well-structured, says HUS arkitekter.

SAPA has through H-Fasader GlassTeam delivered 6,6 tons of aluminum facades, windows, and doors to Lindeberghome.


SAPA-Products: Sapa 2086 door, Sapa 1086 window and Sapa 4150 facade.

SAPA-producer: H-Fasader GlassTeam

Architect: HUS-arkitekter

Photographer: Daniel Hundven-Clements