Positive Footprint Housing – Bfr Viva

Riksbyggen Positive Footprint Housing

WHAT: an interdisciplinary research project about innovative sustainable housing and urban development. The project will result in increased environmental, social and economic sustainability, where the gained insights and lessons will get their first practical application at the Housing Association Viva, with 132 apartments.

WHERE: Guldheden, next to Chalmers Campus area, Gothenburg

PARTNERS: The project was initiated by Riksbyggen in collaboration with Johanneberg Science Park, Chalmers, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, the City of Gothenburg and Research Institutes of Sweden (RI.SE), among others.

ACCESSIBILITY: Partnering/membership

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Green light for innovative housing

The first sod has been turned for the Viva houses in Gothenburg, called the most innovative housing project in Sweden.

The housing society Viva consists of seven houses.

- The unique aspect of Viva is the bold implementation of the full-scale housing solutions of the future when it comes to social, economic and environmental sustainability. We will even use solutions that have never been tested in Swedish housing projects before, says Leif Linde, CEO of Riksbyggen.

The construction frames will be built from a new type of environmentally friendly concrete. Recycled bus batteries will serve as storage for electricity from photovoltaic panels on the roofs. Six out of the 132 apartments will be earmarked for young people in the municipal housing queue, who can buy the apartments for a reduced price.

Riksbyggen will build the Viva houses, which are the result of a research and development collaboration between several organisations and companies. The city of Gothenburg, Göteborg Energi, Johanneberg Science Park, Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg are part of the project, planned to be completed in 2018.

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