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 Energy-Smart Properties, Campus Valla.Map over the exhibition Walk the talk - station Energy-Smart Properties, Campus Valla. Photo credit LiU-Tryck 

Map with coordinates

Energy-smart properties

Linköping University takes its responsibility for the development of a better environment and a sustainable society seriously. We do this through education, research and our way of life. We regard the construction of sustainable buildings as an obvious part of this work.

Energy-efficient property 

Location: The Key Building, Campus Valla

Building Key, Campus Valla Linköping.Key Building, Campus Valla Linköping. Photo credit: Magnus JohanssonThe Key Building is an energy-efficient property. The building has a very low energy consumption, thanks to natural daylight admitted by a lantern roof, an open construction with light wells, efficient wall insulation, and a low-energy design of the windows and sun blinds.

Low electricity consumption

Location: Kopparhammaren, Campus Norrköping

Building Kopparhammaren 2, Campus Norrköping.

Building Kopparhammaren 2, Campus Norrköping. Photo credit: Thor Balkhed

Property developer Corem has designed and built the Kopparhammaren 2 as part of its comprehensive approach to environmental issues and energy efficiency. Many aspects of the building encompass environmental values. The newly built part has been awarded environmental classification by the Sweden Green Building Council at the Miljöbyggnad Guld standard, while the refurbished part has Miljöbyggnad Silver. LiU, together with property owners, is working to continuously expand solar installations on our campuses. The sedum-based green roof is a buffer for rainwater and provides cooling during the summer. The vegetation also promotes biological diversity and benefits the bees that live in beehives on the roof in this urban environment.

The property has a reinforced climate envelope, and the low-energy indoor illumination is controlled by the level of daylight.

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Walk the Talk