Five Star Campus brings together, visualizes and communicates various projects at Chalmers campuses in the field of sustainability.
LIMA - Lindholmen Integrated Mobility Arena
Lima is a new travel service for those who work at Chalmers and wants to be able to separate private and work trips. In one app, Lima (Lindholmen Integrated Mobility Arena) collects most modes of travel, from public transport to electric car pool, and with a simple push you decide whether it is you or your employer that will pay. As a Chalmers employee, you can use – and influence – this service when it is now being launched in a pilot.
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MoJo - Mobility Johanneberg
This spring, employees at Chalmers and other companies established on the Johanneberg campus will get to test a new mobility concept. The EC2B app, allowing booking of public transport journeys as well as shared electric bicycles and cars, will now be further developed to also cover short work-related travels.
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MOST - Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Conversion
In a future society with limited access to fossil fuels, technologies for efficient on demand delivery of renewable energy are highly desirable. In this regard, methods that allow for solar energy storage and on demand solar driven power generation are particularly relevant since the sun is the most abundant energy source. Molecular photoswitches so-called molecular solar thermal storage systems can capture solar energy and release it on demand in an emission free closed energy cycle. The objective of the project is to improve and extend the concept of molecular solar thermal energy storage towards future applications.
More about MOST on YouTube
HUGO - autonomous delivery robot
This spring, the small robot HUGO will be delivering packages on campus Johanneberg at Chalmers. The project Climate Neutral Urban Logistics is a collaboration between several partners to test and evaluate new, autonomous solutions for delivering goods in cities.
The Chalmers Power Central
Chalmers Power central is an advanced energy research facility based at the Johanneberg campus. Cutting edge research in combustion, gasification, gas cleaning, carbon capture, energy storage and material science is carried out here in a large-scale facility along with pilot scale units. The Power central also supplies the campus with electricity, heating, cooling and compressed air.
Dome of Visions
The Dome of Visions at the Lindholmen campus is an innovative, 10-metre-high dome made of wood and transparent plastic and a diameter of over 20 metres. The façade serves as a protective climate shell around the inner building, which is surrounded by trees and urban gardens. Chalmers employees who want to arrange an event in the Dome of Visions can contact Anna Näsbom
. Please note that you can only book events in the Dome of Visions that are related to our themes Sustainability or Innovation.
S3 – Shared Shuttle Services
The S3 Project (Shared Shuttle Services) tests how self-driving shuttles can improve urban transportation, by allowing increased densification of the city and reduce the need for on-site parking. The goal is to jointly design and pilot new shared mobility solutions for strengthening mobility in Gothenburg and Västra Götaland Regionen.
The collaborative project is led by RISE Research Institute and includes 16 partners, for example Chalmers, Chalmersfastigheter, Ericson and the City of Gothenburg. The first test is conducted at Chalmers campus Johanneberg and will continue at Lindholmen campus.
Solar panels at campus Johanneberg
A large number of solar panels will be installed on suitable roofs around both campuses. The solar panels, which will cover approximately 4200 square meters of roof, are included in various research projects.
See the installation at Johanneberg campus
See the installation at Lindholmen campus
Based on research conducted by Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University, the start-up company Epishine produces organic solar cells, which are being tested in a number of places on Campus Johanneberg. The solar cells being tested are millimetre thin, flexible and formable, intended for supplying power to Internet of Things gadgets.
A great deal of solar energy is wasted in today's solar cells. Researchers at Chalmers have an idea that may improve efficiency tremendously. They have already demonstrated that the principle works in the lab – now the research has moved out on campus to continue under real conditions. In addition to these tests of active materials that enhance solar cell efficiency, the test site, situated on the roof of the MC2 building, has been used in the development of the molecular solar energy storage technology MOST, Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage.
Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage
FED – Fossil-free Energy Districts
The FED – Fossil-free Energy Districts – project is an innovative effort to reduce energy use and the reliance on fossil fuels in built environments. A unique local market place for electricity, district heating and cooling is being developed during 2017-2019, and the FED testbed will be situated on Campus Johanneberg. FED is an EU project with nine collaboration partners from the academic and industrial sectors and society.
IRIS (Integrated and Replicable Solutions for Co-Creation in Sustainable Cities) is a five-year EU project which began in 2017. Within IRIS, new solutions for urban development will be tested in the field of energy, mobility and ICT, with the focus largely on Campus Johanneberg. The project is being coordinated by Johanneberg Science Park, in collaboration with Chalmers and seven other partners.
HSB Living Lab
HSB Living Lab is a unique research and cooperation project which is operated together with Johanneberg Science Park and HSB along with nine further partners. During 2016, an apartment block was constructed which currently houses some 30 students on Campus Johanneberg. While the building operates as a home, it also serves as a laboratory for Chalmers researchers.
Positive Footprint Housing – Riksbyggen
Riksbyggen, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Johanneberg Science Park are cooperating on the Positive Footprint Housing concept, and the Brf Viva pilot project is a full-scale laboratory constructed between Guldheden and the Johanneberg campus. The research focuses on energy generation, mobility solutions, the choice of materials and construction methods. The building is environmentally certified, which means low energy consumption, lower operating costs and good indoor climate both summer and winter.
Challenge Lab is an arena at Chalmers University of Technology covering sustainability from a wide perspective. In the preparatory course “Leadership for Sustainable Transitions” Chalmers Campus is used as a case study. During the course, students seek to address the global challenges of the future and find concrete solutions to real problems. A number of ideas generated in the laboratory have developed into start-ups and been linked to the Chalmers campus areas.
What new opportunities arise as a result of electrification of public transport in a city? Research at Chalmers University of Technology focuses on issues such as noise, environment, safety, technology, behaviour and sustainability. The bus route 55 running between the two campuses at Lindholmen and Johanneberg in Gothenburg is being used as a research arena.
Climate smart lunch on campus
A majority of the restaurants on Chalmers campuses are eco-labelled by a calculated CO2 emission for all dishes.
The goal of this action is to inform the guests on the food's environmental impact and to provide a long-term strategy for serving food in a sustainable way. The impact of our eating is presented by the menu planner app, CarbonAte, developed by Chalmers researchers and the start up company CarbonCloud, giving us a choice to make a good choice for lunch, in several aspects.