Chalmers Energy Conference starts 13.00 May 14th with three interesting study visits departing from Chalmers main entrance at Johanneberg.
At 17.00 we invite all participants to attend the welcome reception at Chalmers Conference Center.
Choose from the following study visits (number 1 and 3 also include a visit to Älvrummet
1. Transformation of a mass housing estate
Backa Röd, a housing estate on the island of Hisingen in Gothenburg, was built as part of a government mass housing scheme in 1969-71. For almost ten years, a renovation and development project has been underway here with a broad sustainability perspective.
The energy-smart house on Katjas Gata is a world-unique example of how energy consumption can be reduced by 66% after renovation. The building is used for research activities in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University. Green areas and sports grounds add harmony to the area. Värdens Park is a carefully planned park complex with symbolism incorporated into its design. It is an example of how an innovative approach to greenery can encourage tenant participation. The environmentally friendly buildings follow the principle that waste separation should be easy and fun, while the tenants are responsible for the property’s maintenance. During the visit, we will learn how the planning and renovation was carried out, why the renovated yards have different designs and why music is played in the environmentally friendly houses.
2. Energy efficiency in industry - Borealis
Borealis is the largest of the chemical companies in Stenungsund and the only producer of polyethylene plastic in Sweden. About 1 % of the energy in Sweden is being used in Borealis plants. Energy efficiency is an important tool both in the sustainability work as well as for strengthen competitiveness. Borealis takes part in the Program for Energy efficiencey. This study tour gives you the opportunity to take part of Borealis experiences and to visit the new plant for low-density polyethylene.
3. Hyper Bus – the energy efficient public transportation
Hyper Bus stands for Hybrid and Plug-in Extended Range Bus system. It's a concept with entirely new technology that allows the plug-in hybrid to run on battery power longer than earlier models, and about charging stations where it can recharge its batteries in just a few minutes while waiting at the end of the line.
The new plug-in hybrid buses have great advantages. Energy consumption will be reduced by 65% and emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon monoxide by a huge 75% compared to conventional diesel buses. And because the plug-in hybrid runs on battery power for the major part of its route, it is much quieter than any comparable public transportation system.
More information about Hyper Bus here