Research and innovation projects
To reach Stockholm Royal Seaport's ambitious sustainability goals, new knowledge, systems, and processes are needed. Around 40 projects have been completed, with 11 ongoing in construction, mass consolidation, water & wastewater, digitization, electrification, and more.
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Cities4PEDs: Cities for positive energy districts
In the Cities4PEDs, Cities for Positive Energy Districts, research and development project, the cities of Brussels, Vienna and Stockholm will investigate how energy-positive areas can be created.
Climate impact analysis of a detailed development plan
The purpose of a climate impact analysis for an entire detailed development plan is to place various building components and the construction phase in one context and identify the factors driving climate impact. The objective is to develop a tool for early-stage analysis of climate impact during the detailed development planning phase.
Innovative construction logistics
A Construction Consolidation Centre for building materials minimize the number of heavy truck transports made to and from Stockholm Royal Seaport construction sites. Co-ordination of transports by the centre, in addition to waste management, cuts the number of transports by as much as a half.
BEAst: environmental data follow-up
In order to achieve a climate-neutral and competitive construction sector, one step is to measure and capture environmental data that can be evaluated. Currently, the city is testing the BEAst system to capture all emission data from construction production regarding transportation, building materials, and construction processes.
Grey becomes blue: reducing drinking water use
Increased citizen engagement for reduced climate impact
The project 'Citizen Engagement as a Platform for Reducing Climate Impact' is ongoing until autumn 2023.
Tango-W: Transformative capacity in energy, food and water
TANGO-W is an applied research project assessing cities' sustainability potential at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems.
Reflow: Stockholm Royal Seaport's Eco-cycle model
In Norra Djurgårdsstaden, an ambitious effort of requirement setting, monitoring, and data collection has been underway for several years. Parallel to that, the ambition has been to develop an interactive circular economy model called 'Reflow'.
Mobility Index promotes sustainable travel
Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to sustainable mobility by collaborating with stakeholders in the area. The aim is to achieve established targets in areas including safety, environment, health, and accessibility.
Evaluation of planting beds
Smarter Greener Cities
As part of the urban development project Stockholm Royal Seaport, work is being done into how smart technology can strengthen the dialogue and feedback between nature and people and help us become better at interpreting nature – especially when nature is under pressure, such as during periods of heavy rain and in dry, hot summers.
Food in Robust Circular Systems
To be a sustainable and attractive city, we need to use society’s residual products and manage its water. MACRO is a collaborative project involving 10 parties.
The future of urban food production
Urban Harvest 2052. The future of urban food production
Collective Engagement for a Circular Economy
The LocalLife project is an innovative communication platform for people in local communities, for example a city district. Pilot studies were conducted in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Storsudret on the island of Gotland and Ebbepark in Linköping.
The Construction Sector's Environmental Calculation Tool, Climate Calculation Test
The Environmental Administration, the Development Administration, and the housing companies have together tested and evaluated IVL's industry-wide climate calculation tool.
Construction site electrification – the view from the driver's seat
The project "View from the Driver's Seat" aims to facilitate the introduction of electric trucks and electrified work machines at construction sites.
Procurement of electric truck
The purpose of the electric truck is to reduce the environmental impact and noise from construction transport, and through the use of swap body systems, increase flexibility to avoid diesel-powered auxiliary machines for unloading. The goal is to minimise the emissions of greenhouse gases from construction transport.
Connected Stockholm Royal Seaport
Connected SRS was initiated with the aim of continuing to explore how IoT and increased data sharing could be used as a tool in sustainability work, this time based on the city’s strategy.
Green structures as active components in the urban environment
C/O City was a research and development project based on the challenges related to climate change and the deterioration of ecosystems due to urbanisation. The project was intended to develop knowledge about how Stockholm Royal Seaport’s green structures could support and develop ecosystems and biodiversity and maintain valuable ecosystem services.
Innovation procurement for recycling centre of the future
Stockholm Royal Seaport contributes to make it easy to recycle in the area with an innovative platform solution for the collection and disposal of bulky waste with high environmental requirements. The project is the initiative of the Development Administration and Stockholm Vatten och Avfall, both City of Stockholm.
How to develop a sustainable urban district?
Energy System Analysis in Kolkajen
Energy systems analysis in Loudden
The “Systems analysis for future sustainable energy systems” project is a comprehensive study into the energy supply in Loudden, a sub-area of Stockholm Royal Seaport.
Quieter Urban Crushing and Material Handling
The project studies the possibilities of lowering noise levels at crushing sites and mass logistics centres through better investigative groundwork, follow-up, and setting of requirements.
Innovation procurement land remediation
The Innovative Land Remediation project aims to identify, procure, and test methods and techniques for land remediation and preparation of former industrial land.
Climate-neutral city districts in Europe
A roadmap to a fossil fuel-free city district
The purpose of the project was to develop strategies to ensure that Stockholm Royal Seaport will be fossil fuel-free by 2030 and to contribute to developing and disseminating methods and experiences internationally for how to work towards, monitor, and calculate climate impacts in a city district.
Food and energy in a circular economy
The purpose of the project was to review the potential of increased use of resources through source-separating wastewater systems.
Smart City SRS
150 families participated in Smart Energy City
Through the Smart Energy City research project, 150 families were able to see and control their energy use in real time. The project developed solutions that made it possible to use electricity, water, and heat in smarter ways.