Incentives for Low-energy Housing

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The Norwegian State Housing Bank assists with achieving Norway's national environmental targets by encouraging the construction of more environment-friendly housing, for example by stimulating low energy consumption. The Housing Bank supports projects that contribute to capacity building; those with a high level of ambition and a high transfer value. The basis for the Housing Banks environmental work is the environmental action plan for 2009 - 2012, issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Almost half of all new homes with a loan through the Housing Bank have specific environmental qualities. Projects focusing on low-energy housing, "passive" houses and environmentally friendly renovations and modernizations are prioritized, and nearly half of these have implemented energy saving measures. In new buildings, the energy saving is 40 percent or more, and for renovated buildings 20 - 40 percent.

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