Sweden Built Environment

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Sweden Built Environment is a collection of articles and podcasts about the built environment and biodiversity in Sweden

Sweden Biodiversity and the Built Environment


Sweden Biodiversity and the Built Environment

Sweden is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, rich biodiversity, and commitment to sustainability. However, the country's biodiversity faces significant challenges due to factors such as land use changes, climate change, and pollution. In this article, we will explore the state of biodiversity in Sweden, the significance of forests, wetlands, and coastal habitats, the challenges faced by different ecosystems, and the measures being taken to protect and conserve biodiversity. Key […]

todayApril 11, 2024

Sweden biodiversity


Sweden Biodiversity: Animal and Plant Species and What Is Under Threat

Did you know that in the Swedish agricultural landscape, 132 species have become extinct? Despite its reputation as a country with abundant natural beauty, Sweden's biodiversity is facing significant challenges. The diverse landscape and varied ecotypes of Sweden offer a wide range of habitats for animal and plant species. However, factors such as land use changes, climate change, and pollution are posing a threat to the country's rich biodiversity. From […]

todayFebruary 26, 2024

Sweden Top Green Buildings

Green Building

Sweden Top Green Buildings

Sweden is renowned for its commitment to sustainability and its leadership in green building design. With a focus on sustainable architecture and eco-friendly buildings, Sweden has established itself as a global frontrunner in the field. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Sweden ranked fifth in the world for LEED-certified projects in 2022. With 152 certified projects, covering over 2.27 million gross square metres of space, Sweden leads Europe […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024

Estonia Top Green Buildings

Green Building

Welcome to Estonia’s Top Green Buildings!

Discover the nation's dedication to sustainable development and innovative eco-friendly design. Estonia has some of the most energy-efficient buildings in Europe, with the lowest energy consumption. Estonia's success in energy efficiency is attributed to the establishment of minimum energy performance requirements and the work of researchers and engineers. The country has implemented sustainable measures such as bike-sharing programs and efficient public transportation. Tartu, Estonia's second-largest city, is leading the way […]

todayOctober 28, 2023

Post-Growth City Models


Redefining Urban Progress: Exploring Post-Growth City Models

Welcome to our article on post-growth city models, a new approach to urban development that prioritizes sustainability and equity over traditional notions of growth. As cities face increasing challenges related to climate change, social inequality, and economic instability, post-growth city models offer a promising alternative for creating resilient and regenerative urban environments. Conventional urban planning approaches have often focused on economic growth as the primary indicator of progress, leading to […]

todayAugust 18, 2023

Eco-friendly construction equipment


Zero-Emission Construction Equipment: Greening the Building Process

Welcome to our article exploring the world of zero-emission construction equipment. As the construction industry continues to grow, so does the need for sustainable infrastructure solutions. The traditional construction process has been associated with high levels of pollution and carbon emissions, making it a major contributor to environmental degradation. However, the adoption of eco-friendly construction machines, such as electric construction machinery, has the potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact […]

todayAugust 9, 2023

Smart Cities and Sustainable Building Practices


The Intersection of Smart Cities and Sustainable Building Practices

Welcome to our article on the intersection of smart cities and sustainable building practices. In today's fast-paced world, urbanisation is on the rise. Therefore, it is imperative to create eco-friendly and efficient urban spaces. This article will examine how smart cities and sustainable building practices can come together to create a better future for us all. As the population grows, so does our need for efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced […]

todayAugust 9, 2023

Passive House Design


The Evolution of Passive House Design: Energy-Efficiency in Architecture

Welcome to our article on Passive House Design - a game-changer in energy-efficient architecture. This design approach aims to create eco-friendly constructions that achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption while ensuring high levels of indoor comfort. In this article, we'll delve into the history, principles, benefits, and challenges of Passive House Design. We'll also explore real-life case studies and innovations that are shaping the future of energy-efficient and sustainable […]

todayAugust 8, 2023

ustainable Housing In Europe podcast


S2, E8: Sustainable Housing In Europe Challenges and Opportunities with the Global Policy Research Group

S2, E8: Sustainable Housing In Europe Challenges and Opportunities with the Global Policy Research Group The Global Policy Research Group is the the policy hub for next-generation policymakers that brings senior researchers, young professionals, and students together. One of their most recent reports investigates case studies and other aspects of Sustainable Housing in Europe.Jackie De Burca speaks to GPRG's Research Leader of the Environmental Solutions, Katharina Fey, and Research Fellow, […]

todayApril 13, 2023