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- energy challenges of three-dimensional land use planning

For the multifunctional city, the trend today in Sweden is to work with three-dimensional property division (3D) to accommodate multiple owners and many functions in the same building. This creates both opportunities and challenges for energy optimization (e). In theory, we can create positive energy blocks where the same blocks share energy flows, but in practice this is undeveloped in terms of technology, policy and business models.

In a close triple helix collaboration, we want to increase the business drive and shorten the links between research and practice by bringing together researchers with requirement setters and implementers in three urban development projects. In the feasibility study, we will run the work in parallel processes where we identify opportunities and challenges in policies and requirements for governance, as well as methods and models for implementation. We will also identify networks and actors with a similar agenda as us so that in the final phase of the feasibility study we can rig a strong consortium that can take the challenges of 3De into the future.


  • Project manager: Staffan Bolminger, FOG
  • Partners: Riksbyggen Ekonomisk Förening, Älvstranden Utveckling, Akademiska Hus, Göteborg Energi, RISE, Chalmers, City of Gothenburg (Stadsledningskontoret and Miljöförvaltningen), Business Region Göteborg, Johanneberg Science Park.
  • Total budget: SEK 1 000 000
  • Grant requested: SEK 500 000
  • Start date: 2018-08-31
  • End date: 2019-08-30
  • Type of action: feasibility study
  • Keywords: integrated energy design, three-dimensional property mapping, energy optimization, business model, urban development.