Electric busses adapted to cold climate
It is a big challenge with electric vehicles in northern Europe is to adapt them to the cold climate, both in regard to function and comfort for passengers and drivers. In Umeå in Northern Sweden there is a company that has managed to develop a technology that makes it possible to run the buses even during a very cold winter day as well as a hot sunny day with advanced air heating/cold system.
The world’s tallest wooden building
Sara Cultural Centre – the world’s tallest timber building is located in Skellefteå. The building will be housing venues for arts, performance and literature as well as a hotel. Located just below the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, Skellefteå has a long tradition of timber building; this was the primary inspiration behind the international competition winning design for the city’s new cultural centre.
Circular Water Solutions in southern Gotland
In recent years, the island of Gotland has experienced a severe water crisis, negatively affecting tourism and small-scale industries. Water shortages hinder economic development due to strict regulations for building of new houses and the start-up of new business that consume water. Innovative circular water solutions are tested and evaluated in the testbed area Storsudret in southern Gotland.
Sustainable energy efficient renovation Tjärna Ängar
Renovation of old houses together with Dalarna University and Tunabyggen in a way that is better for the environment, better for the residents and cost-effective so that they can maintain a high renovation rate.
“A model is created for gentle renovation of public housing based on sustainability, both ecologically and socially and economically.”
Glava Energy Center
Glava Energy Center is an arena where different partners cooperate to create new opportunities for innovation, learning, development and testing in the field of especially PV-solar energy. The aim is to contribute to sustainable energy solutions and a more efficient use of energy.
Hulta preschool – built with inspiration from Cradle to Cradle®
Ronneby Municipality invests in Cradle to cradle® as a method to achieve circular economy, healthy materials, diversity and renewable energy. The method implies a positive attitude that has been implemented in Hulta preschool, with an environment of conscious material choices and unique outdoor environment and pedagogy.