BUILDINGS

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.

Environmentally-friendly filters with bioplastic fibres

Dinair’s GreenFlo filter consists of over 50 percent PLA, which is a bioplastic fibre derived from renewable sources. It has a high filter effect and very low CO2 footprint compared to conventional fossil fibre filters. Well evaluated in operational environments, it has become the company’s most popular product. ”Millions of discarded air filters are burnt every year. Since this...

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A climate improving company in every sense of the word

”We are a climate improving company in every sense of the word. Our waterborne heating and cooling systems create a pleasant indoor climate, but they also mitigate climate change through efficient use of energy and resources. Our underfloor heating panels are among the thinnest available, and they emit heat very efficiently”, says Annelie Norrbom, CEO at Flooré AB. Europe...

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Data center with minimum climate impact

”Telecom and IT consumes ten percent of the world’s electricity, and data centres use a large share of that. According to International Data Corporation, there will be 8.6 million data centres in the world in 2017. The combined carbon dioxide emissions from these datacenters are expected to exceed the emissions from the entire airline industry”, says Charlie Timmermann, Vice...

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Cloud services save water, energy

  ”When we founded the company ten years ago, our main focus was a wireless measuring system to check properties for leaking toilets. We soon found that buildings have a number of other parameters worth keeping track of”, says Per Ernedal, CEO of Ecoguard. ”We began collaborating with property owners, and developed energy saving measuring systems for indoor temperature”....

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Eco-toilets save water, improve health

”One of Separett’s major scopes of production is urine-diverting dry toilets. The primary target audience in Sweden is owners of holiday cottages, where water and sanitation for some reason is not available. In countries like Peru and Alaska, our toilets provide improved sanitation in areas without clean water and proper sanitary systems”, says Mikael Billsund, CEO at Separett AB....

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Clean water for all?

Water is a necessity for life on Earth. To secure water quality and maintain continuous access to water will be one of society’s great challenges in the future. Water-resource issues are complex to manage, and water treatment and distribution require high-cost investments in infrastructure. To less developed countries, supplying the population with clean water is an arduous task in...

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Print your new house with innovative and green technology

Additive manufacturing is all the thing now, and enthusiasts are convinced the technology will prove to be a game changer in many sectors. ”Additive manufacturing, free form fabrication and 3D printing are different names for the same thing: a machine printing objects layer by layer, based on a digital drawing”, says Marlene Johansson, director at Sliperiet, Umeå university. ”One...

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Physics research with an environmental profile

The MAX IV particle accelerator or synchrotron is due to start operations in the summer of 2015 in the university town of Lund. This unique facility, for the scientific community, will also foster opportunities in the form of new businesses, innovation and the spread of technological know-how. “A large research facility, MAX IV will examine really small things with...

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Cabinetmaker builds eco-friendly houses

“With the help of our patented building technology we can build insulating and load-bearing walls where the main components are made of wood and air. There is no need for mineral wool insulation or a plastic vapor barrier,” says Mikael Östling, CEO of Iso Timber. “The system is easy and tight. Insulation performance comes from trapped air in the...

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Self-cleaning paint for the Nordic climate

Keeping a painted facade free from algae, mold and other growth is a major problem in the Nordic climate – which can be characterized as having a combination of sun, wind, rain, snow and extreme temperature changes. Add to this dirt particles carried by rain and winds. “You don’t have to be an expert to understand that a durable...

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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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