Project with focus on low life cycle costs and healthy materials /global/scaled/7500x3257x0x395x1000x435/Global-References-Healthcare-Karolinska-nks_ikonbild_140311_gra_el.jpg New Karolinska Solna (NKS), Stockholm has contracted ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems to supply automatic doors with high energy efficiency and a long life thanks to an optimally designed service program. Challenge The ultramodern Nya Karolinska Solna University Hospital is one of Europe’s largest construction projects. Energy efficiency plays an important role in this project, and the hospital is making high demands on the products and materials used in the building. PVC, for example, is a material that must be avoided at all costs. The whole life cycle has been taken into account when selecting products, and all suppliers have to satisfy the requirements to be approved. Solution Good service was a basic requirementin supplying automatic entrance solutionsfor the hospital. Moreover, the doors had to bemade of healthy materials. Thanks to an optimally designed service program, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems was able to offer products with high energy efficiency and strong reliability and endurance. Result It is important that service is carried out in the right way to maintain the doors’ energy efficient characteristics, thereby ensuring continuous, secure operation of NKS. Collaboration with ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems also results in a lower life cycle cost, as the products last longer if they are regularly serviced. ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems carries out preventive maintenance at regular intervals throughout the life of the products, which means that parts are replaced before they fail. Upgrades are also available so that NKS does not need to replace the whole product when new functions become available.