Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2005
Date Ended:2008 (31 December 2007)
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Policy Target:Buildings>Non-Residential, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation
Agency:Swedish Energy Agency
Description:A special investment support for energy efficiency and renewable energy in public buildings was established in 2005. Funding was made available for up to 30% of costs for the following types of investments: Energy mapping ; Conversion of the heating system to shift from fossil fuels or direct electric heating systems to renewable energy sources, heat pump or district heating; Attachment to district cooling; Installation of an electricity efficient lighting system; Installation of electricity efficient ventilation system; Installation of equipment for efficient steering, measuring, regulation and running of engines and heating system; Energy efficiency measures concerning the heat recycling; Energy efficiency measures to decrease the leakage of energy from buildings; Installation of solar cells (solar photovoltaic system). Investment support was not provided for measures that were profitable in the short-term, were part of regular activity, required by legislation or part of the building construction. Measures that contributed to a worsened indoor environment were also excluded. For the installation of solar cells, the scheme supported investment in the form of a tax reduction covering up to 70% of the installation cost, up to maximum of SEK 5 million/50 000 per building. This portion of the scheme had cap of SEK 100 million, corresponding to 2-3 MW in additional capacity. Total support under the scheme was limited to SEK 10 million per building. Both schemes also apply to owners of commercial premises that are used primarily for public purposes.

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