Sweden Green Building Conference Ends in Stockholm
    2013-09-13 19:36:12     CRIENGLISH.com         Web Editor: Wang Wei

The two day long Sweden Green Building Conference 2013 has been held in Stockholm with participants not only from Sweden, but also from Norway, Denmark and other countries. CRI's Chen Xuefei has attended the conference and filed this report.

 

Bengt Wanggren, Chairman of Swedish Green Building Council said that the purpose of the conference was to bring people together and discuss sustainable buildings and take actions when they go back.

"For a long time, Sweden has been building very good buildings, sustainable and energy efficient buildings with good indoor qualities and so forth, but in the later, let's say five or ten years, or even three or four years, with the new certification schemes, that we use here, industries are competing with making as good building as possible, so there are international investors, good customers here in Sweden that really want to buy those kind of buildings and pay higher price for them."

Wanggren said that Sweden is aiming at building more and more sustainable and green buildings which has low environmental impact. That means low energy consumption, good indoor air quality, and no hazardous substances. In addition, there should be green transportation where if you can walk, ride a bike or take a bus or train, you will not drive a car because car emission can be a problem.

Paul King, President of World Green Building Council's European Network said to reduce emission through buildings has great potential.

"CO2 mitigation potential of buildings is twice as any other sector of global economy, and that is why building is such an important place to save energy and carbon dioxide in a cost effective way."

During the conference, there were a lot of companies exhibiting their products relating to buildings such as low carbon dioxide concrete, co2 absorbing roof cover, green roof, good ventilation, use of heat exchanger and sustainable city planning as well as information exchanges in the process of building new cities or rebuilding the old cities.

For CRI, this is Chen Xuefei reporting from Stockholm.

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