Good built examples: Implementation of sustainable building in a ten years perspective in the city of Gothenburg
Paper i proceeding, 2014

In order to understand the implementation of sustainable building in practice, the characteristics of sustainable building are identified and discussed in a local perspective and over a ten years period. Results from two studies, that compile good built examples of sustainable building in the region of Gothenburg, Sweden, are compared. The studies, carried out in 2004 and 2014, include ten examples each and the empirical material for the individual examples consists of results from literature studies, project documents, management data, interviews with key stakeholders, and visits to the buildings. The main characteristics of the built examples are described by a framework in relation to interpretations of sustainable building. The implementation of sustainable building is discussed in terms of transformation, the kind and complexity of issues dealt with in a project, and the role of different stakeholders. The results indicate tendencies of the development of the implementation frontline of sustainable building.


Sustainable Building

Good built examples



Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Barbara Rubino

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Annika Danielsson

Chalmers, Arkitektur

World Sustainable Building Congress Barcelona 28-30 October 2014




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