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Sustainable innovation in the building sector

7.5 credits

Learn more about sustainable technology in Sweden this summer! The development of a more sustainable built environment requires a wide-spread adoption of sustainable innovations. How do we handle innovations in the building industry in Sweden and Europe? And how do our households get energy efficienct?

The course is called Sustainable innovation in the building sector.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.