The project includes the construction of two new buildings and renovation of the listed building “Heidenreich”. The new buildings consist of a secondary school for 810 students with a new culture hall, a dance hall and a rehearsal space, and a separate sports centre which is still in the planning phase. There are high environmental ambitions for the area and the school will be the first plus-energy school in Oslo with a surplus of energy generated. This implies that all energy needs are covered, including appliances/plug-loads. The total area of the PV-installation is 1556m², with a yearly estimated production of 192 MWh.
The new school facility will be integrated in the surrounding local area, complementing the area with new functions and activities and strengthening the area’s green structure. The set of actions that will be undertaken by the ARV project will encompass resource efficient renovation processes and district energy analysis and operation, highlighting social, educational, and digital aspects to enhance citizens involvement and generating Citizen Energy Communities.