Turning words into action – walking the talk – is required in our work and commitment to questions of sustainability. At Linköping University we take these words extremely seriously, with our measures to ensure sustainability and efficient energy use.

We have chosen to showcase this work in an exhibition of the same name – Walk the Talk – at both Campus Valla and Campus Norrköping.

The exhibition is public, free of charge, and accessible all year round. Follow the exhibition pathway by following the points marked on the map at each campus.

Map over the exhibition Walk the talk - station District heating and cooling, Campus Valla.Map over the exhibition Walk the talk - station District heating and cooling, Campus Valla. Photo credit LiU-Tryck

Map with coordinates

District heating and cooling

District heating

Location: Campus Valla, A Building, Entrance 19

Bild tagen för utställningen Walk the Talk.Display of district heating connection at Campus Valla, A Building, Entrance 19. Photo credit Magnus Johansson

This is how positive energy is created

Did you know that Linköping University is heated by district heating? In Tekniska Verken’s cogeneration plant, your household waste that has not been recycled, residues from the wood industry, and more are incinerated. Resources that would otherwise be lost are thus turned into both heat and electricity. 

Energy-smart district cooling

Location: Campus Valla, District cooling facility outside the C Building

District cooling is both a climate-smart and energy-smart way to create a pleasant indoor temperature in, for example, offices and server halls. Excess heat is used, and converted to cooling, and this takes place without needing to use environmentally hazardous cooling agents, while consuming less electricity than traditional cooling devices. The technology is simple. Water is cooled in the facilities of the energy producer with the aid of cooling equipment, and then distributed through a network to each property that is connected. Here, a district cooling center controls the transfer of cooling to the property through a heat exchanger. The cold water is pumped out from the heat exchanger and distributed to cooling units in the property.

Bild tagen för utställningen Walk the Talk.The station District cooling at Campus Valla, Linköpings University. Photo credit Anna Nilsen

Tekniska verken in Linköping

Do you want to know more? 

Contact Tekniska verken in Linköping by telephone +46 13 208000 or e-mail: fjarrvarme@tekniskaverken.se.

Research area - Energy Systems

Walk the Talk