CityFied Linero – Urban Renovation for a sustainable future
CITyFiED Linero is a successful experience in smart city and energy efficiency retrofitting. The project in Linero focuses on upgrading approximately 400 apartments built in the 1970s in the Linero area, in order to create more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly housing.
Cleaner air in Stockholm with sewage sludge
Two sewage treatment works in Stockholm are producing biogas from sewage sludge. After having purified the gas, it can be used for both heating and vehicle fuel and in addition creates no net emissions of carbon dioxide. Consequently, the treatment works have reduced their amount of emissions and become energy suppliers. Therefore, sewage sludge is no longer an environmental problem, but an important energy resource.
Climate Friendly Childbirths
Nitrous oxide is used during 80 per cent of childbirths. This gas is a green-house gas 310 times stronger than carbon-dioxide and one kilogram that is emitted into the atmosphere is equivalent to 1500 kilometres of driving a car. Region Skåne, the regional health care management organization of southern Sweden has installed equipment from the company Nordic Gas Cleaning for separating the nitrous oxide into oxygen and nitrogen at all of its five hospitals with birth clinics. This has not only reduced emissions by 99 per cent. It has also improved the work environment for midwives, who previously felt tired and nauseous after inhaling substantial amounts of air contaminated by nitrous oxide. Now both midwives and birth-giving mothers feel better due to this improvement.
CLIRE – Climate Friendly Health and Care
The CLIRE project consists of four sub-projects, each focusing on a particular aspect of health care management with substantial potential for improvement in terms of sustainability and the use of clean technologies and practices. The first three sub-projects are managed by the healthcare management organization of Region Skåne.
Congestion charges in Stockholm
The introduction of congestion charges in Stockholm was one of the reasons why Stockholm was awarded “European Green Capital 2010”. The introduction has led to reduced traffic with somewhere between 20 and 25% and that air quality has been improved, according to the Road Administration.
Creating the Zero Energy Buildings of the Future
The new regional headquarters of Region Skåne is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Sweden. This represents one further step in the direction of energy efficiency – planning and constructing the energy efficient buildings of the future. Now the process to build a new center for forensic medicine in the city of Trelleborg has been started.
Cutting Edge Sustainable Building
The municipality of Örnsköldsvik has a long given priority to sustainable and energy efficient building. The expertise regarding energy efficiency and alternative energy sources are great and we have benefited from the expertise available internally in the municipality and held by planners, designers and installers when new building erected.