Building according to passive house standard

Hokksund secondary school satisfies the passive house standard and has significantly low energy consumption. The school has been financed by loan from KBN.

The entrance hall is light and open with a school cafeteria, facilities for cultural events and entrance to the sports hall close by. Outside the school yard has a climbing wall, enclosed ball games area, activity area as well as sand volleyball courts. In addition table tennis and harmoniously shaped seating area.

Passive house standard

The passive house standard means using as many passive actions to reduce the energy need, such as isolation and energy recycling. Hokksund secondary school will be the most energy efficient building in all of Øvre Eiker municipality. The municipality wishes to set an example for inhabitants and local business. The increased cost for building the school according to the passive house standard, amounted to NOK 13.5 million.

eco-friendly financing

School buildings are expensive to build for a small community. Particularly building according to the passive house standard.  The eco-friendly building has a price tag of NOK 225. Projects rooted in the municipal climate and energy action plan are offered KBN’s green floating rate, lower than the ordinary floating interest rate.


  • Secondary school with approx. 400 pupils
  • School building with integrated cultural and multiple use areas
  • Area approx. 7000 sqm
  • Architect: L2 Arkitekter