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Exploring Innovation and Sustainability at Nordbygg 2024

At Nordbygg 2024, the future of construction is being shaped through innovation, sustainability, and collaboration. This year’s fair theme, "Building the Future Together," brought together industry leaders, visionaries, and experts to discuss and showcase ground-breaking ideas and practices that are transforming the built environment.

As you step into the bustling halls of Stockholmsmässan, you are entering a realm where ground-breaking ideas, cutting-edge technologies, and sustainable practices converge to shape the future of construction.

One of the highlights of this year's fair was the emphasis on sustainability. With growing concerns about climate change and resource depletion, the construction industry is facing unprecedented challenges. At Nordbygg 2024, unravels a wide array of eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient technologies, and green building practices that are shaping the future of construction.

Solar Energy Revolution


At the forefront of discussions is the imperative shift towards solar energy. EU Solar Energy, a division of RepowerEU, are championing the adoption of solar power on rooftops. With the undeniable need for sustainable energy solutions, solar panels have become an essential feature in the quest for a greener future.


To fully harness solar energy and incentivize investment, development is needed on multiple levels. Firstly, clear national goals and action plans are necessary to drive solar energy development forward. By establishing ambitious targets for solar energy production, governments can create incentives for investment and innovation within the sector.

Secondly, it is crucial to simplify and clarify the permitting processes for the installation of solar panels. This involves removing any barriers that exist for private households and businesses regarding the taxation of solar energy production.

By reducing bureaucratic hurdles and making it easier and more advantageous for individuals and businesses to invest in solar energy, we can accelerate the transition to renewable energy sources and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. By taking action in these areas, governments and authorities can create a favorable environment for the growth of the solar energy sector and contribute to building a more sustainable and resource-efficient energy future.

Circular Economy Focus

Another key theme of Nordbygg 2024 is the promotion of circular economy principles within the construction industry. A panel discussion featuring esteemed speakers such as Pehr Hård from BASTA, Sara Norman from EPD International, and Naib Woldemariam, co-founder and CTO of Ekolution, delved into how the industry can collect and disseminate digital sustainability data to facilitate circular flows in society.


The discussion highlighted the importance of systems such as BVD (Byggvarudeklarationen) and EPD (Environmental Product Declarations) in providing a reference for the environmental impact of products. Moreover, the development of Social Product Declarations (SPD) at the EU level aims to shed light on the social sustainability performance of products and services throughout their life cycles.

Harnessing Green Energy and Battery Technology


A significant portion of Nordbygg 2024 was dedicated to the production of green electricity and the exploration of energy storage solutions. Beyond traditional solar panel discussions and EU directives, the focus was on energy storage using second-life batteries. Property owners and developers in Sweden are actively testing new energy storage possibilities, emphasizing the importance of integrating battery installations into existing property portfolios. Safety remains paramount for battery manufacturers, with a focus on ensuring that batteries can withstand physical and mechanical stresses, especially when repurposed from electric vehicles for use in buildings.

Nordbygg 2024 serves as a catalyst for driving sustainable innovation and collaboration within the construction industry. From solar energy adoption to circular economy initiatives and advancements in battery technology, the fair showcases the latest developments shaping the future of construction. As we continue to strive for a more sustainable and resilient built environment, Nordbygg 2024 stands as a beacon of progress and possibility.

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