The company Schneider suggested a project to Region Skåne that involved installation of new control systems for ventilation, temperature, fans, and sensors for the control of lighting at the hospital in Kristianstad. Savings would be shared between the hospital and Schneider. In addition to installing equipment, the project involved meetings with numerous members of the 2100 employees of the hospital in order to engage them in energy saving changes of behaviour and work routines.
Derelict industrial premises from the era of shipyards have been transformed into an exciting mix of modern housing and renovated dockside buildings.
The reconstruction of Eriksberg was made with the environment in focus. One interesting feature is the underground waste collection system. Eriksberg is one of the first areas in the world using several fractions. It was started already in 1993 and is still expanding. When Eriksberg is complete the automated waste collections system will handle waste (food-, paper- and residual waste) for over 5000 apartments.
One of Falu Energi & Vatten’s businesses is Waste Management. These include the Falu Recycling Plant that takes care of all household waste and a large part of the waste from private sectors in Falun Municipality.
The Filborna waste-to-energy plant is run by Öresundskraft, the municipality of Helsingborg’s wholly owned energy company. Commissioned in 2013, the plant incinerates a total 160,000 tonnes of waste (RDF) per year in its 70 MW boiler, producing steam for district heating and electricity. The plant boiler features an advanced combustion control system and water-cooled combustion grate, distinguished by its reliability and suitability for Refuse-derived Fuel.
A small recycling centre in Huddinge municipality produces biogas using organic waste, which is unique in the Stockholm region. Despite the fact that only a few tons of biogas is produced every year, the plant brings important knowledge for future projects.
Region Skåne is the organization that manages the health care in the southernmost part of Sweden with over one million inhabitants. The board has set the goal that all its own and rented buildings and transports are to be fossil-free by 2020. This demanding goal involves a strategy to work together with the management teams of the energy companies that deliver heat to the municipalities in the region to eliminate fossil fuels.
Fågelmyra is Borlänge municipality recycling center. This is where bulky waste is placed. Borlange residents sort their waste into containers or as hazardous waste. All containers are signposted and marked to facilitate the sorting.
When opened in spring 2007, the Gasendal plant, was the largest biogas upgrading facility in the world.
The plant receives biogas from Gryaab, a local wastewater treatment plant, and upgrades it to natural gas quality. The gas, which is injected into the natural gas grid, is used primarily as vehicle fuel in accordance with the green gas principle, in a way similar to the trade in green electricity. By replacing petrol with biogas in vehicles, carbon dioxide emissions is cut by up to 15,000 tons per year.
This municipal company specializes in coordinating and optimizing the city's vehicle fleet and transportation modes.
Gatubolaget offers Gothenburg administrations and municipal companies leasing of electric and renewable fuel vehicles powered: cars, vans, small buses, trucks and electrical assisted bikes. There is also an in-house car repair shop, certified by the major vehicle manufacturers.
At Gimonäs Recycling Center the households can submit their bulky waste, garden waste and the hazardous waste at no additional charge. The municipal company, Vakin, owns and operates seven recycling centers in Umeå municipality and one in Vindeln municipality.
The Green Zone in Umeå is still a role model as a service area closing the loop - even more than 15 years after its inauguration! Green Zone proves in an educational way that it is possible and economically viable to transform from linear to circular thinking. Many visitors come to here every year to learn more about energy efficiency and sustainable solutions.
To stop eutrophication of the sea, Gryaab treats the Gothenburg region waste water. The residue, sewage sludge, is turned into soil, fertilizer and a climate-friendly vehicle fuel.
Gryaab produces enough biogas in a year to drive a car 2 500 times around the globe. The facility also receives fat and food waste from restaurants, schools, and food producers in the region. Every year Gryaab produces more than 70 GWh of biogas, which is sold to Göteborg Energi and upgraded to 95–98 per cent methane. Göteborg Energi compresses the biogas and sells it as vehicle fuel.