Comments from the sustainability strategist

There is considerable interest in our work in Stockholm Royal Seaport. Since 2010, 40,000 community builders have visited the area to learn more about how we work.

We also have intensive exchanges with other projects, both nationally and internationally. A key task is sharing experiences and learnings together with developers in conjunction with the review of the Norra 2 phase.

Developers involved in the Norra 2 phase are showing considerable commitment to meet the strict requirements, although have not met those relating to energy use. Despite this, results are still on average 22 per cent better than the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Construction regulations (BBR). The fact that differences between measured and projected values are large is a challenge for construction sector stakeholders and offers considerable scope for improvement. It is clear that the skills needed to build sustainably need to be strengthened in the construction sector and in the City of Stockholm.

To remain at the forefront of what we do and to share experience, to gain access to research findings and to draft new guidelines, we have begun work on revising the Sustainable Urban Development Programme for Stockholm Royal Seaport.

If we are to achieve ambitious sustainability targets, new business models and combinations of technical solutions are required. And above all, courage, commitment, and collaboration between all parties involved.

Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist,
Stockholm Royal Seaport,
Stockholm City Development Administration

Comments from the sustainability strategist

There is considerable interest in our work in Stockholm Royal Seaport. Since 2010, 40,000 community builders have visited the area to learn more about how we work.

We also have intensive exchanges with other projects, both nationally and internationally. A key task is sharing experiences and learnings together with developers in conjunction with the review of the Norra 2 phase.

Developers involved in the Norra 2 phase are showing considerable commitment to meet the strict requirements, although have not met those relating to energy use. Despite this, results are still on average 22 per cent better than the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Construction regulations (BBR). The fact that differences between measured and projected values are large is a challenge for construction sector stakeholders and offers considerable scope for improvement. It is clear that the skills needed to build sustainably need to be strengthened in the construction sector and in the City of Stockholm.

To remain at the forefront of what we do and to share experience, to gain access to research findings and to draft new guidelines, we have begun work on revising the Sustainable Urban Development Programme for Stockholm Royal Seaport.

If we are to achieve ambitious sustainability targets, new business models and combinations of technical solutions are required. And above all, courage, commitment, and collaboration between all parties involved.

Christina Salmhofer, Sustainability Strategist,
Stockholm Royal Seaport,
Stockholm City Development Administration