Five Star Campus

Five Star Campus is aimed at developing the campus areas at Chalmers to be attractive, experimental environments that embody and give a visible shape to Chalmers’ vision “For a sustainable future”. Campuses should express the image of Chalmers as an innovative world-class university – spending time on our campuses should be fun!

Five Star Campus brings together, visualizes and communicates various projects at Chalmers campuses in the field of sustainability. Read about our test beds and test projects here.

campus LIndholmenLIMA - 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.​

Read more about LIMA

MoJoMoJo - Mobility Johanneberg

​During 2020/2021 employees at Chalmers and other companies established on the Johanneberg campus can test a new mobility concept. By downloading the EC2B app you can book short work-related travels​ for example public transport journeys, shared electric bicycles and cars

Read more about MoJo​

MOSTMOST - 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

HUGOHUGO - 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.

Hugo Delivery

Photo of Chalmers Power Central

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.

Photo of Dome of VisionsDome 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.

Photo of the self driving shuttleS3 – 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.

Read more about S3​ (external website)

 Map of solar panels at Campus JohannebergSolar 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

Photo of solar energy storage equipmentSolar Initiative

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​

Solar Initiative

FED Illustration. Fossil Free Energy DistrictFED – Fossil-free Energy Districts/Flexigrid

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 was developed during 2017-2019. The newly launched project FlexiGrid (2020) is focused primarily on the electric system and services directed to the local grid, performed in collaboration with researchers from Bulgaria, Switzerland, Turkey and Canada.
FED (external website)

The IRIS Smart Cities ConsortiumIRIS

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.
IRIS (external website)

Photo of HSB Living LabHSB 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. 
HSB Living Lab (external website)

Photo of the positive footprint buildingPositive 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.

Photo of indoor bus stop for ElectricityElectriCity

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.
ElectriCity (external website)

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.

Photo of 3D model of Campus Johanneber3D model of Campus Johanneberg

A new research communication tool is available at Chalmers – a three-dimensional model of Campus Johanneberg with eye-catching visualisations. The 3D model can be used by anyone at Chalmers, at events such as conferences, exhibitions or meetings. You can also be involved in its development by entering visualisations of your own research, provided that it is linked in some way to the campus area and sustainability. This tool can also be used by anyone who sees the potential for using the campus area to illustrate a concept or theory. The model is an ideal tool for illustrating, for example, flows of energy, people or transport, invisible environmental data such as particles, wind or weather conditions. The only limits are your own imagination!
You are welcome to use the powerpoint model model to visualize your ideas on the campus in the 3D table.
To borrow or develop the 3D model, contact Jenny Forshuvud, see contact page for details.

Page manager Published: Tue 08 Dec 2020.