The Hammarby Sjöstad area was originally intended to be an olympic village for Stockholm’s application to the 2004 summer Olympics. It has new transfered into a sustainable waterfront residential neighborhood. Until the initiation of the Hammarby Sjöstad in 1998, the area was previously dominated by small-scale industries, the soil was heavily polluted from previous use and had to be cleaned before any construction could start.
- All the electricity used comes from renewable sources
- Testing of new types of fuel cells, solar cells and solar panels
- Energy from purified wastewater utilized in district heating and cooling
- Biogas extracted from sewage sludge and food waste and used as vehicle fuel
- Digested sewage sludge used as fertilizer
- Combustible waste becomes district heating and electricity
- Rainwater from streets purified locally to avoid strain on sewage treatment plant