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Green Urban Development reports

Skanska's Green Urban Development reports show trends and development that can make our society greener. You can read the reports in html or pdf below.

Green Urban Development Report No. 1 - Energy

In this first issue, Green Urban Development Report no. 1 - The rise of local energy communitites - we discover how energy consumers turn into producers. In the near future citizens will be stakeholders in the local energy community. Smart technology empowers citizens to become urban energy farmers.

Green Urban Development Report No. 2 - Material

In this second issue, Green Urban Development Report no. 2 - Material revolution - we look at the shift to more resource effective and green ways of construction. Innovative use of materials create opportunities not only to build in new and exciting ways but also to transform the old into something new, cost-effective and green. We call this movement Material revolution.

Green Urban Development Report No. 3 - Water

"The water challenge: less misuse, more reuse" Troubled waters are rising. Rapid urbanization, population growth and climate change are causing our planet's water to behave in less predictable ways. Several regions will be affected heavily in the years to come. In many countries and markets, not just developing, but developed as well, the issue of water is real and must be solved. In this issue, solutions on both a local and global scale, are explored, together with experts in the field.

Green Urban Development Report No. 4 - Carbon

Carbon emissions caused by humans affect us all. This issue of the Green Urban Development Report delves into the built environment to find ways of eliminating carbon, which not only saves money but also creates new business opportunities.

Carbon emissions caused by humans affect everyone's safety and quality of life. Storms, drought, heavy rainfall and floods are becoming more common. The development and construction industry can do its part to reduce carbon emissions, not just by building more energy efficient buildings, but also by reducing the carbon in materials and when constructing. This issue delves deep into the built environment to find ways of eliminating that unnecessary carbon. And, as carbon is a cost, reducing it not only saves money but also creates new business opportunities.

Last updated: 3/16/2015