Lighthouse city: Stockholm
A website about the GrowSmarter project is also available in Swedish on the Stockholm City Council site, click here
Sweden’s capital city Stockholm has been working on climate change mitigation and adaption since the 1990s. The city is a real frontrunner, with well implemented climate action plans and pioneering policies to ensure it meets its ambitious environmental targets. The carbon dioxide emissions have been cut by 25% per citizen since 1990.
Stockholm is growing rapidly and sometimes faces challenges of both keeping and developing its unique city character. A key priority is to ensure that Stockholm remains a sustainable city, while offering an attractive and inspiring living and working environment.The climate action group coordinates implementation and monitors the results of all climate actions undertaken in the city. Their long term aim is to become completely fossil-fuel free by 2040.
Which smart solutions are we using?
The 12 smart solutions are demonstrated in Årsta, a fast-growing district in the South of Stockholm.
Low Energy District - solutions 1-4
1. Efficient and smart climate shell refurbishment
Windows with extra low U-values
Reducing hotwater losses with new solutions, hot water converter losses
Recovering waste water heat from the drain
Energy classified hot water fixtures
New efficient exhaust air heat pumps
New adaptive control and regulation techniques for heating systems
Energy quality assurance
2. Smart building logistics
Integrated multi-modal transport for construction materials/logistics center
3. Smart energy-saving tenants
Active house/Home Energy Management Systems/Smart home system
An open home net
Smart plugs, connected lighting and thermostats
Dynamic price models
Individual energy metering
Energy Saving Center
4. Smart electricity management
Virtual Power Plant
Integrated Infrastructure - solutions 5-8
5. Smart street lighting
lampposts as base for sensors, wifi, mobile network
6. Waste heat recovery
Open district heating with feed in of waste heat
Waste heat from data centers and vacuum waste systems
Waste heat from fridges and freezers in supermarkets
7. Smart waste collection
Optical sorting of waste
Introduction of AWCS (Automated waste collecting system) in an existing neighborhood
Waste collection statistics for individual households/businesses
8. Big data management
Big open data platform
Sustainable Urban Mobility - solutions 9-12
9. Sustainable delivery
Integrated multi-mode transport for light goods
Micro distribution of freight
10. Smart traffic management
Travel Demand management
Traffic control system for passenger vehicles.
Traffic signals synchronized to prioritize certain vehicles movement of goods
11. Alternative fuel driven vehicles
Developing charging infrastructure
Setting up refueling facilities for alternative heavy duty fuels fuel
Smart guiding to alternative fuel stations and fast charging
12. Smart mobility solutions
Green parking index in combination with car sharing pool with EV
Electrical and cargo bike pool
How are we doing?
Come visit us!
Open study visits:
Stockholm opens up several of its urban development projects' sites, including GrowSmarter.
The study visits showcase several smart city projects including GrowSmarter and serve as an introduction to the activities and smart measures undertaken under the project in Valla Torg.
Address, Valla Torg 55 - look on map.
Stockholm welcomes home residents after smart city refurbishment
Residents living in Valla Torg, a part of GrowSmarter's testing area in Stockholm, discusses the results of the energy efficient refurbishment.
What will 'smart' look in Stockholm?
Check out what we are up to in this short and informative video!
Which are Stockholm's implemented smart solutions?
Check out some of Stockholm's smart solutions, including smart street lighting, energy refitting of residential buildings and much more!
Stockholm's GrowSmarter solutions addressed by the City Mayor Karin Wanngård
Karin Wanngård, Stockholm's Mayor, discusses Stockholm's future and long-term carbon neutral objectives and smart solutions implemented by the city through the project GrowSmarter.