Fårdala residential area is a part of Tyresö municipality, which is a part of Stockholm County. The test site comprises 177 town houses and semi-detached houses divided into three areas: Eken, Tallen and Valen. The buildings were constructed in between 1960-70. A housing association is responsible for provision of heating and hot water and general up keeping of the common facilities and areas. The association has had high ambitions for improving the energy efficiency in the area, which has resulted in several collaborative projects with KTH, including a project focusing on user behavior and feasibility for energy efficient measures at community and household level
Relevance for the project ( click here )
A selected area of Fårdala will be the test site focusing on both technical and social dimensions for the CIVIS project. The following aspects make Fårdala relevant for the project:
- It provides a contrast to Hammarby Sjöstad in terms of demographics and behaviors thus adding diversity to the Stockholm Test-sites.
- The area was constructed in 1960-70s and there is a strong focus both from the grass root level as well as the housing association in improving the energy efficiency in the area.
- Energy use data for heating and domestic hot water is available.
- The local housing association has been involved in several projects with KTH related to energy use behavior and has a high level of interest in what CIVIS can contribute in terms of social and technical solutions.
- There is a strong focus in the community on environmental issues.
- Users have the possibility to choose their own electric supplier and can purchase green electricity.
Impact ( click here )
The pilot site in Fårdala will demonstrate a new community level organization and interaction in the energy management sector, innovating informative details, interaction models, collaborative and common targeted approaches. The overall impact will be expected in terms of:
- Improving the energy efficiency and reduction resulting CO2 emissions as result of implementation of measures proposed by CIVIS Project
- Provide interactive decision support systems to raise awareness about energy use and impact user behaviors.
- Test business models for energy interaction based on prosumer approach and facilitate social dynamics around energy exchange.
- Facilitate stakeholders in decision making regarding energy issues.
Energy structure & Technical Description ( click here )
|Number of dwellings||177|
|Typology of users||Primarily families, kindergarten/school.|
|Systems (building level, district level, technologies ...)||
Building level systems for thermal energy using hydronic heating, local micro-grid for domestic hot water and heating distribution.
District level systems: electric energy from electric grid and district heating for district heating grid. High share of renewables in both grids.
Electric distribution grid is available and managed by Vattenfall. Vattenfall also manages District Heating grid. Electric market is de-regulated and users have the possibility to choose the supplier and different tariffs.
|Energy balance and RES diffusion in the area of CEIS||
High share of RES for electric energy and District heating with low emission factors.
|Info-telematic system at system level||All data at DSO level are available on local electricity produced, exchanged and imported from the grid.|
|Info-telematic system (energy consumption profiles) at user level||Electricity use data is available from the DSO. Production data for electricity is available form the electricity grid on hourly basis. District heating mix and emission factors are available on annual basis.|
|Info-telematic system utility to peer and peer to utility enabling social / business models application||Heating and domestic hot water level for each household is available from the association. Access to electricity use data is available but requires permission from households.|
|Integration of energy and mobility management||No actual action ongoing on this issue.|
|Distributed storage systems (yes/not, storage capacity)||No storage systems|