The purpose of the investment support is to build more rental apartments and housing for students. The homes should have low housing costs and low energy consumption. The support is for rental apartments in areas with a housing shortage or for student apartments in university campuses and in some cases for municipalities with a lack of certain types of housing.
As long as it is a tenancy, it does not matter if you are building new, doing extensive renovations or rebuilding completely. However, redevelopment requires that the building has not been condominiums for the last eight years.
To get the highest possible amount of support, you should build small apartments. More precisely, apartments with up to 70 square meters of boarea (BOA). Up to 35 m² BOA is given the full maximum amount, then 50% of the maximum amount is given up to 70 m² and after 70 m² no further support is given.
35 × 7,100 kr = 248,500 kr
35 × 3,550 kr = 124,250 kr
7 × 0 KR = 0 KR
248 500 + 124 250 + 0
= SEK 372,750 per apartment
Support may only be provided if the project ensures low housing costs (norm rent according to the Swedish National Board of Housing and Urban Development's building regulations – BBR).
In order to receive the investment aid, the energy consumption of the property must be kept below a certain level. According to the basic condition, the property may reach a maximum of 88 % of the energy consumption requirements set out in bbr. The requirements in BBR as of 1 July 2020 are 75 kWh/m²/year*. Thus, your property may not use more than 66 kWh/m²/year (88% of 75) to receive the investment aid.
In order to receive additional support, an energy bonus, the house's energy use may reach a maximum of 56% of the BBR rules. 56% of 75 kWh* = 42 kWh/m²/year. If the house only "spends" up to about 42 kWh/m²/year, the amount of aid may be increased by 75 %.
*The figure is the EP_PET requirement in BBR. EP_PET = Energy performance expressed as primary energy ratio [kWh/m² Atemp/year].
The maximum possible amount is SEK 100 million per construction project. The total costs of a construction project may not exceed SEK 200 million. However, if a construction project is for several stages and the applicant requests that separate decisions on aid be taken, the County Administrative Board may deal with each stage as a project. Support can then be provided for each stage.
Projects must start within one year of the County Administrative Board's decision on support.
With a solution for recycling heat in wastewater, the energy key ratios can be significantly reduced in your property. By reusing at least 90% of the heat energy contained in the property's waste water – instead of flushing it away – the need for added energy is significantly reduced.