20 Jun '11, 1pm

In Sweden, The Eco City Poised as an Export: STOCKHOLM --- Today, the Stockholm Royal Seaport, on the western

In Sweden, The Eco City Poised as an Export: STOCKHOLM --- Today, the Stockholm Royal Seaport, on the western

STOCKHOLM --- Today, the Stockholm Royal Seaport , on the western edge of the city, doesn’t look like the City of the Future. It looks more like a museum of the industrial revolution. The tallest building is an empty oil depot, a silo built in 1910. There’s also a round brick building that once housed a gas plant. Although some construction has taken place in recent years and around 9,000 offices exist here, it is somewhat sparsely populated. Much of the soil is contaminated by petroleum products. But in a few years, it will be the home of 10,000 smart residences that will only consume 55 kilowatt-hours per square foot of electricity a year -- half of the 110 kilowatt-hours per square foot per year currently permitted in Sweden, which already imposes more stringent standards than the rest of the EU. Residents will generate only 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide a year -- again, a...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/in-sweden-the...

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