Malmö, Skåne County, Sweden
Ekostaden Augustenborg is a neighborhood and industrial district renovation that utilizes innovative storm water management and green roof technology. The development involves residents and the public as much as possible in planning.
Housing Company MKB
Performance levels achieved:
|Limits to Growth|
|Health + Happiness|
|Embodied Energy & Carbon|
|Neighborhood & Access|
|Access to Nature|
|Access to Community Services|
Goals & Strategies:
Goals: Not defined.
Strategies: Edible roof garden, urban garden plots.
Goals: Explore the potential of green roof technology, increase biodiversity by 50%
Strategies: Innovative green roofs that test techniques, species and water retention ecosystems, landscaping to capture and reduce storm water runoff, plant selection to increase biodiversity, education of residents and public through innovation exhibitions and garden tours.
Goals: Redesign neighborhood street system to reduce through-traffic and increase pedestrian safety.
Strategies: Light-rail train connection, carpooling, electric vehicles, biogas vehicles, local car-share.
Goals: 70% of storm water captured on-site.
Strategies: Rainwater capture and filtration through storm water ponds and canals, 70% of water is retained.
Goals: 20% improvement on efficiency compared to 1995 levels.
Strategies: Retrofit existing buildings, strict energy efficiency standards, innovative metering strategies and CO2 estimation for research on improvements, connected to solar thermal and solar PV plant.
Health + Happiness
Goals: Not defined.
Strategies: Residents participate in planning, pedestrian friendly, community school, parks, sports fields, and diversity of residential options including apartments, single family houses and 100 apartments for senior citizens, access to services
Goals: Use sustainable materials for new construction.
Strategies: Renovate existing buildings.
Goals: Recycle 90% of ongoing waste.
Strategies: Composting, 13 recycling facilities throughout the neighborhood, pilot waste-to-biogas plant, hazardous waste collection.