About Grön BoStad Stockholm
Grön BoStad Stockholm contributes to cutting CO2-emissions, reducing social segregation and creating more jobs, in the Stockholm region. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Collaborating partners are KTH Royal Institute of Technology, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sustainable Innovation and the County Administrative Board of Stockholm.
Erik Stenberg, project leader for Grön BoStad Stockholm, explains the project
The guiding idea behind Grön BoStad Stockholm is that the housing sector can be the driving force that makes Sweden more resilient, climate-friendly and socially progressive. The project aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME:s) in the housing sector.
Grön BoStad Stockholm
- Connects SME:s with testbeds and verification for new, green, technologies to facilitate their entry to and expansion in the market.
- Links SME:s with researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, to help develop new innovations, methods and technologies.
- Advises housing companies, institutions and SME:s on procurement processes to include sustainability and integration aspects.
- Provides SME:s with an arena in which to meet customers, both public and private, and suppliers in the region.
- Collaborates with other research and innovation projects in the Stockholm region to pool resources and increase effectiveness of measures taken to reduce the region’s carbon footprint.
Grön BoStad Stockholm is a cooperative project, with four partners
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities. KTH is the project administrator of Grön BoStad Stockholm.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, which combines applied research and development with close collaboration between industry and the public sphere.
Sustainable Innovation, a non-profit organization that runs a large number of projects focusing on mobility, buildings and smart systems.
County Administrative Board of Stockholm, one of 21 Swedish county administrative boards, which aim to make sure that national targets have an impact in the county, while taking into account local conditions and circumstances.
The Stockholm Region is one of Europe’s fastest-growing areas and there is large awareness that Stockholm is facing major challenges, such as the need for more housing construction. Population in the region is expected to grow from 2,2 million residents today to 2,7 million by 2030, and 3,0 million 2045. Therefore, there is a need to build 300,000 new apartments by 2030 in the Stockholm area. There are also other, related, challenges in the housing sector. Segregation has increased in the region and average life-expectancy can differ by up to 8 years between residents in different areas of the city. Existing homes, those from the ”Million Programme” especially, need renovation and maintenance. In addition, thousands of temporary homes are needed in the region. These are the challenges that Grön BoStad Stockholm seeks to address.
Erik Stenberg leads Grön BoStad Stockholm. He is a lecturer at KTH school of architecture and the built environment and vice director of KTH Centre for a sustainable built environment.
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