Individual apartment metering
A new law and regulation entered into force on 1 June 2022 – what has changed?
A requirement for IMD in some multi-occupancy housing came into force on 1 July 2021. Changes in the EED in 2018 have resulted in the introduction of more extensive rules into Swedish law. Parliament and the government have adopted a new law and a new regulation on energy metering in buildings. The new law and regulation entered into force on 1 June 2022.
Individual metering and debiting (IMD) means that heating and hot water are metered separately at apartment level, with the cost separated out from the warm rent in multi-occupancy housing. The government has decided that the requirement for IMD heating applies only in the worst-performing multi-occupancy buildings from an energy perspective. IMD for hot water must be installed as a matter of course in new multi-occupancy housing construction from 1 June 2022 onwards.
The new rules also cover remote reading, for example, as well as cost allocation and the provision of energy consumption information to residents.
Advanced remote reading systems enable the property manager to monitor consumption using the web-based HYDROLINK Online service. Residents can also monitor their consumption using the My Hydrolink service, which can be accessed via web browser or mobile app. Having access to real-time information makes it easier to make conscious choices to change consumption habits.