HSB Living Lab – Shaping the Housing of Tomorrow
How do we live in the future? HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration arena, consisting of actual homes for students and guest researchers. This exciting project innovates on site, enhancing the sustainability and quality of present and future homes and buildings.
Innovative Use of Heat-Pumps and Solar Panels
The housing company Karlskronahem has eliminated oil from its heating systems by installing a number of different types of heat-pumps in innovative ways. One installation involves the installation of air-to-water heat pumps in the attic of apartment buildings that supply heat down to an external temperature of five degrees. The air in the ventilation is recycled through the system for heat recovery. The company has also installed solar panels for electricity production in order to become more self sufficient in terms of energy.
Järven Ecotech water purification
Järven Ecotech designs and installs complete treatment plants for purifying and collecting surface/storm water, leachate, industrial water and sewerage water. For example, Järven Ecotech’s totally unique floating walls/baffles can replace conventional surface/storm water purification solutions on the market, such as dug/excavated surface water basins, sedimentation tanks and filtering solutions.
Koholmen Wastewater Treatment Plant in The Municipality of Karlskrona
Koholmens Wastwater Treatment Plant is designed for 57,000 inhabitants and is the heart of Karlskrona system for the resort’s sewage management. To this place is headed wastewater from Karlskrona urban areas, from the neighboring islands, as well as from the sewage treatment plant at Sanda Island and from the population at Sturkö Island.
Käppala – an efficient water treatment plant
Käppalaverket is one of the world’s most efficient water treatment installations, with the entire northern Stockholm as a catchment area. Apart from the fact that the installation treats water for over 500 000 people, it also produces biogas, running 100 busses.
Lantmännen Agroetanol – Ethanol factory
Ethanol can be produced from most raw ingredients that contain sugar or starch, which can in turn be broken down to sugar.
In the Norrköping factory wheat, rye and barley are used as raw ingredients. Around 550,000 tonnes of grain are required to produce 210,000 m3 of ethanol. With a yield of 5.5 tonnes per hectare for wheat/triticale in Central Sweden, the factory’s capacity is equivalent to a plantation of 100,000 hectares.