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JM Implements Housing Energy Rating System

Press release 8/29/2011 2:34 PM

JM is now implementing a uniform, transparent energy rating system for all new homes, similar to the one for household appliances that has long been available. Starting during the sales phase, customers can visit the individual project website to see information about energy use for all new housing projects. Customers will quickly gain a clear picture of how energy efficient their home is compared with current building standards, as well as energy use in other homes.

“Low-energy houses have been the JM standard in Sweden since 2008,” says Lennart Henriz, director of quality and the environment at JM. The majority of all projects that were rated received a B rating, which is at least 25 percent better than current building regulations.

An energy-efficient home has lower maintenance costs and is better for the environment. Standard measures at JM since 2008 that reduce housing costs include better insulated walls and windows, individual hot water meters and more effective heat recovery.

Household energy consumption – and therefore the energy rating the home receives – is determined not only by the energy system, design and location of the house in Sweden, but also to a large extent by the behavior of the residents in the home.

JM is one of the leading developers of housing and residential areas in the Nordic region.  Operations focus on new production of homes in attractive locations, with the main focus on expanding metropolitan areas and university towns in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Belgium. We are also involved in project development of commercial premises and contract work, primarily in the Greater Stockholm area. JM shall promote long-term quality and environmental management in all its operations. Our annual sales total approximately SEK 10 billion and the company has about 2,200 employees. JM AB is a public limited company listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap segment.