Löfbergs Arena is a year-round resort with many activities in addition to its principal role as the home of the Färjestad hockey team. As well as providing heat, the heat pumps provide comfortable coolness in the summertime for the office, conference guests and fitness facilities.
“Energy costs have been reduced by more than 45%.”
Four Thermia Robust heat pumps, each with a capacity of 42 kW, were installed in the Löfbergs arena in Karlstad in 2012. The heat pumps both warm the huge buildings and cool the ice in the main arena and the training hall. Before the installation of the heat pumps, annual costs for district heating exceeded 1.5 million SEK.
“Heat pumps have proved to be one of the club’s best investments ever. The energy savings achieved will allow us to spend the money we save on things that are important for our development”, commented Färjestad club director Hakan Loob.
The arena and related buildings cover more than 10,000 m2 and savings since installing the Thermia heat pumps have been huge – reducing energy costs by more than 45%. “We chose Thermia heat pumps because they are an optimal and reliable solution. This initiative is part of a larger project to improve energy efficiency, which is important both for the economy and for the environment”, explained Stefan Jonsson, Arena Manager.
Färjestad BK is one of the most successful hockey clubs in Sweden, playing in 19 league finals and winning nine Swedish league championships, including four since 2002. Ice hockey is a very popular sport in Sweden, both in terms of active participants and spectators.
The capacity of the arena is 8,647 for hockey matches and 10,300 for concerts, making it Sweden’s sixth largest indoor arena. The stadium cost 160 million SEK to build and was officially inaugurated on 15 September 2001.