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Renovation 102

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled Renovation is a good tool to ensure that renovation projects are carried out with strict environmental requirements, good quality assurance and with regard to a good indoor environment.

A Nordic Swan Ecolalabelled Renovation guarantees that the renovated building has:

  • Low energy consumption after renovation.
  • Good indoor environment and low emissions of hazardous chemicals.
  • Survey/environmental analysis before the renovation and that hazardous substances and waste have been properly disposed of.
  • Building materials, materials and chemical products meet high environmental and health requirements.
  • Promoted reuse of construction products and materials.

The building types that can be Nordic Swan Ecolabelled renovated are single-family houses, multi-family houses, buildings for schools and preschools and office buildings.

  • Valid from 1 January 2019 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled renovation, paid per project, is a one-time fee that is based on its costs The fee is 0,15 % of the renovation costs up to 10 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the renovation costs for the amount for the amount exceeding 10 million EUR.
    Half the fee is charged when the renovation project starts and will not be repaid should the project not be finalized. The rest is charged when the renovation project is finished.
    Minimimum fee per renovation project 6 000 EUR.
    Minimum fee when there is no active renovation project during the year 2 000 EUR per year.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Extension fee (new renovation projects) 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence. Extra fees for additional inspections might come into question, for example, when visiting suppliers of prefabricated materials.

    Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.


  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for renovation

    1.2 ⇛ 1.3: Prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    The criteria has been been prolonged with 18 month. The new version, 1.3, is valid until 30 June 2023.

    1.1 ⇛ 1.2: Adjustment of the criteria

    The criteria has been adjusted in requirement O14 (renovation class for Denmark) and requirement O22 (D4, D5 and D6 were excluded as residues from the production of silicone polymers of 1 000 ppm each). The new version, 1.2, is valid until 31 December 2021.

    1.0 ⇛ 1.1: Adjustment of the criteria

    The criteria has been adjusted in requirement O16 and Appendix 8. The new version, 1.1, is valid until 31 December 2021.

    1.0: Adoption of criteria

    The Nordic Ecolabelling Board decided to adopt criteria for Renovation on the 9 November 2017. 

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!

    If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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