GrowSmarter Story

Tenants in Stockholm welcomed home after refurbishment

The final group of tenants have been welcomed back to their homes in GrowSmarter’s testing area in Stockholm. The municipal housing company Stockholmshem, a partner in GrowSmarter, welcomed back the tenants after renovations were done as part of deploying smart city solutions in Stockholm.

Tenants living in the testing area Valla Torg were moved to temporary housing during the project to allow for refurbishment and different installation of smart solutions. The work done included measures on heat recovery and better insulation (read more about the solutions deployed in Valla Torg).

In May, the final group of tenants were able to return home and on May 25, the city of Stockholm and Stockholmshem arranged a party welcoming everyone back home.

The city of Stockholm’s Environmental Commissioner, Katarina Luhr, gave the opening speech together with Stockholmshem’s chairman Björn Ljung and GrowSmarter project manager Lisa Enarsson. Other activities enjoyed were live music, line dance, Zumba, balloon sculpting and painting.

The tenants and other guests could also take part in a Climate Quiz where their environmental knowledge was tested. Industry partners with solutions in the area, the district administration and the City of Stockholm participated as exhibitors and got the opportunity to demonstrate solutions, talk to the tenants and answer questions.

Around 200 people visited the event and helped make the celebrations a huge success.

Watch the video below to learn how the residents feel about their new homes.

Read more about Stockholms work in GrowSmarter here.