Environment and sustainable development at KTH

KTH contributes to sustainable development by providing educational programmes, conducting research and by interacting with the surrounding community. Through its activities, KTH also impacts the environment in practical terms through the consumption of materials and water, energy and chemicals, travel and transport and construction, and indirectly through purchasing and procurement.

Students give King a tour of experimental apartments

KTH’s Live In Lab hosted King Carl XVI Gustaf, giving him a tour of test bed apartments where students live and help generate valuable research data.

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17 October, 2018

KTH Live-In Lab – Testbeds for accelerated innovation

In order to build smart and sustainable buildings we need to use resource efficient technologies, combine products into working systems and enable the possibilities of digitalization. Welcome to this lecture on how KTH Live-In Lab accelerates innovation thanks to yearly reconfigurations and tests of products and services in real buildings.

Date: 17 October, 12.15-13.00
Place: South East Gallery, Main Library
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14 november, 2018

KTH Sustainability Research Day

Welcome to KTH:s annual conference on sustainable development in research.

This year, KTH Sustainability Research Day focuses on research from KTH that has had clear effect for the transition towards a sustainable society. We also discuss the future research needs for sustainable development.

Date: 14 November, 13.00-17.00
Place: Kårhuset Nymble, Drottning Kristinas väg 15
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ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH, recieves a ERC grant to enable him to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

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17 October, 2018

Unsettling conversation: The politics of fear and safety – dealing with uncertainties in planning

The recent Swedish election campaign put emphasis on questions of crime and safety. While the provision of safe, accessible and healthy environments is listed as part of the UN sustainability goals, the implications of safety are far from certain and the implementation remains a challenge. Welcome to this panel debate on the politics of fear and safety, and how planning can deal with uncertainties and insecurities.

Date: 17 October, 17.30-19.00
Place: Room D1, Lindstedtsvägen 17, KTH
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KTH is certified according to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001.

Certificate (pdf 173 kB)


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