Sustainable construction

Developing Sustainable and Circular Construction Planning Processes and Buildings

Project 2022 - 2024 Active

Cities have a key role to construct and regenerate public buildings and to create databases for the optimization of energy consumption and the use and management of resources in buildings and utilities: waste, water and energy. In addition, cities can facilitate the creation of circular economy ecosystems in their region.

The aim of this project is to support the construction of a sustainable and circular economy with construction planning processes and buildings to lessen climate change, prevent the loss of biodiversity and to generate new business in the field of a sustainable and circular economy.

The main objects of the project are:

  • Share the knowledge of sustainable construction planning processes between cities and companies through market dialog
  • Start actions and projects to analyze, refine and reuse relevant parts and components of the older demolished health buildings or other buildings to be repurposed in new buildings
  • Start local actions and projects to strengthen the sustainability and circularity of health buildings and other type of buildings

The project will create a unique collaborative learning and knowledge sharing network on sustainable construction of buildings for care centers and offices in order to share best examples of sustainable construction and circulation.

Target groups

Primary target groups and stakeholders are partner cities, construction companies and businesses, nature and citizens.

Project partners


The project is funded by Nordic Innovation as a part of the Sustainable Construction program which is one of the eight initiatives launched by the five Nordic ministers of trade and industry. The initiatives represent a determined advance towards a stronger and more sustainable Nordic region and support the vision for the Nordic region to be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030.

Read more about the Sustainable Construction program


Rasmus Malmborg - Senior Innovation Adviser

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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Marthe Haugland - Senior Innovation Adviser

Marthe Haugland

Senior Innovation Adviser
Marthe combines her international experience with her knowledge of business development and innovation to promote Nordic cooperation within the circular economy. She belives Nordic cooperation can drive the systemic change and give Nordic companies a competitive edge going forward.

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