“We should view runoff as a resource”
Urban runoff has traditionally been handled via underground pipelines. However, due to urbanisation and climate change, we must now instead build open blue green infrastructure solutions in our cities that divert runoff locally. U…
Common questions about noise
Krister Larsson and Dag Glebe are researchers within sound and acoustics at RISE. Here the answer some of the internets most common questions about noise.
An intelligent building for offices and innovation
Growing numbers of people are moving into cities at the same time that climate change needs to be tackled. Consequently, the city of the future needs to be equipped with smart integrated systems for mobility, energy and resources.…
Social sustainability in the building process
Budget, environment, form and function – many aspects must be considered during construction. The paradox is that those we build for, humans and their needs, can quickly become obscured. Lisa Andersson and Stefan Molnar and t…
Knowledge to combat concrete damage in waterworks
Waterworks purify water to make it fit for drinking. Their large concrete structures are subject to wear and tear; however, awareness of the importance of concrete maintenance is spreading. “We want to get away from the cycle of …
Why don’t we build more high-rises from wood?
Building with wood is good from a climate point of view. In addition to being a natural resource where the production of timber from forestry consumes less energy, the growing forest binds our carbon dioxide emissions. But wh…