Hammarby Sjöstad

Location: Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm
Client: Fortum, Stockholm Water Company and the Stockholm Waste Managemant Administration.
Design: 2005-2010

The Hammarby model

Everybody who lives in Hammarby Sjöstad, a new district of Stockholm, is part of an eco-cycle. This organic recycling solution is called the Hammarby ModelIt demonstrates how the various technical supply systems (energy, waste, sewage and water) are integratedfor both housing and offices.The Stockholm Water Company, Fortum and the Stockholm Waste Management Administration have jointly developed this common eco-cycle as the thread that binds together the entire environmental program.

One example of the eco-cycle is how the combustible waste is incinirated to produce both electricity and district heating. Combustion of waste is not exclusively for Hammarby Sjöstad, it's rather quite common in Sweden, but the way it is interacted like it is in the model is not as common, if at all existing. Another example of renewable energy used in Hammarby Sjöstad is how the waste heat from the treated wastewater is used for heating up the water in the district heating system.
The goal is to create a residential environment based on sustainable resource usage. Energy consumption and the waste production are to be minimized while the resource saving, reusing and recycling are maximized.





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