The amount of energy used in the lifetime of a building depends largely on construction methods and materials. The property sector accounts for around 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Sweden, and there is significant room for innovation in the building sector.

Growing success for climate-clever climate screens

In the Swedish locality Kinna, a 130-year-old factory turns yarn into technical textile ready for export to 130 countries. The climate screens are used in greenhouse cultivation, where they save energy and improve crop quality. Ludvig Svensson flourishes.

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Formable sandwich material saves weight

Hybrix is a unique lightweight material made from thin microfiber-laminated metal sheets. It can be used as facade material, in interiors, and in many other applications. Compared to traditional metal half the weight can be saved, and much of the environmental impact.

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Recycled materials in wood plastic composites

A-plast makes products from sawdust, rice hulls and vegetable oil. The material, called WPC, or wood plastic composites, contains 70 percent recycled wood. It combines the lightness and robustness of plastic with the touch and feel of wooden surfaces.

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Digital plumber saves energy

Dunderon's smart, digital solution regulates the energy balance of buildings by measuring and analyzing the indoor climate continously. The technology can reduce energy consumption by 35 percent, without exchanging the heating system.

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Climate-efficient concrete building

Cement production has a substantial carbon footprint. A new method developed by FormConsult makes it possible to reduce the amount of cement in concrete by 20 percent. The innovation also increases the lifespan of the buildings.

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A new take on offshore energy

The interest in solutions to the world's energy and climate challenges are enormous. Within the EU, 300 million allowances for carbon dioxide emissions will be sold in the near future to create a financial foundation for a great and innovative investment in renewable energy.

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Swedish Sustainable Urban Development in China

“I feel we can take a little credit for the bluer sky of Beijing”, says Mark Ryberg, Manager of International Projects at Sweco, while looking out the windows of a hotel's restaurant. It is a clear June morning in Beijing.

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The Swedish project Advantage Environment provides information about existing and future products designed to reduce environmental impacts.

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