Gallery: Arlevagen is a Charming Low-Energy, Green-Roofed Housing Devel...

Arlevagen is a charming residential development of 8 houses located on a hillside above a lake in Floda, 25 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg, Sweden. Surrounded by large old oak trees, these homes are built for low energy consumption, affordability, and sustainability. Each home is topped with a sedum green roof and enjoys ample daylight and views down to the lake. Designed by Helhetshus, Arlevagen is the firm's first self-developed housing project.

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  1. Lawand May 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    The Design seems great. It is supposed not to be only power-saving house, functionality and aesthetics are critical for marketing such initiatives. It is mentioned that it is affordable, but how? I would like to know the costs of building compared with costs of the regular houses of the same level in different areas in Sweden. that will give an idea about how affordable they are.

  2. r_krebs March 10, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Bridgette Meinhold, green roofs like this are wonderful! I would love to know more about the insulation throughout the building, though. What is the air exchange rate? Because in a cold climate like Sweden you need metrics to measure the building’s tightness. Sustainable design uses highly efficient, low-resource impact materials that durably maintain the building envelope integrity over time; reducing energy needed to heat and cool its space.

    Rob Krebs

    American Chemistry Council

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