Hyllie is Malmö's largest residential and commercial development area. By 2030, Hyllie will be 100% sustained by renewable or recycled energy, achieved by using integrated new and smart technology solutions.
The City of Malmö has ambitious environmental goals. The council buildings will be climate neutral by 2020 and Malmö will be supplied with 100% renewable energy by 2030. Hyllie is located in the southern part of the city of Malmö, close to major roads, a train station, shopping mall and a large sports and culture arena, the Malmö Arena.
The development of Hyllie as a sustainable district comprises the construction of 9,000 houses and 9,000 workplaces in a dense city structure. A sustainable approach to transportation, waste management and recycling are cornerstones of the project. Energy infrastructures will be integrated with one another and based on a smart grids concept. Buildings will be adapted to opportunities offered by smart energy infrastructures and locally produced renewable energy will be sourced.
Promoted modes of mobility will be pedestrian, bicycle and public transport, while smartly integrated gas and electricity solutions will be accessible. Other features include mandatory sorting of food waste, urban gardening, environmentally certified buildings and smart homes. Hyllie will enable property owners, residents and those working in the area to become an active part of the energy system and provide transport, waste and recycling solutions that will make it simple for people to make sustainable choices.
This project was shortlisted for the 'Guangzhou Award' in 2014 in the following category: Deserving Initiatives. Learn more about the award.
Background and objectives
The City of Malmö has outlined its general environmental objectives in a long-term programme agreed across the political spectrum. The programme stipulates that the city administration of Malmö will be climate-neutral by 2020 and the entire municipality will be run on 100% renewable energy by 2030. In addition there are targets to reduce energy consumption on a per capita basis as well as greenhouse gas emissions and for the sustainable use of resources.
The City of Malmö has entered into a climate contract with construction companies and their subcontractors to facilitate the construction of the Hyllie development. Extensive community consultation and education has been in place since 2008. On-going funding will be sourced from government agencies and the corporate sector to bring various elements of the development to fruition.
- City of Malmö, owner of land, lead on climate contract
- Swedish Energy Agency
- VASYD, water delivery and wast management
- EoN, smart grids, energy production
- Malmö University, research and evaluation
- SYSAV, energy production, recycling of waste
- Skanska Construction
- Peak Construction
Financing and resources
The City of Malmö is the land owner and all buildings will be funded on a commercial basis.
Results and impacts
The Hyllie development will demonstrate an innovative approach to achieving political action on climate change, financial benefits for business, a platform for testing new and smart technologies and a sustainable and ecological way of living for future generations.
Employment opportunities have increased across corporate, community service and government agencies in the area.
The Hyllie climate contract will ensure companies providing products and services adhere to all requirements to build a city that will be powered by 100% renewable energy and zero emissions with sustainable transport, waste and recycling options.
Barriers and challenges
The effects of the 2008 European and global financial crisis have delayed parts of the development, however the project is back on schedule.
Lessons learned and transferability
- The cooperation between partners is critical for implementation and success.
- Incentives and regulation for different stakeholders are not synchronized.
- Development of sustainable solutions requires a broad perspective on climate, energy efficiency, resource efficiency and renewable energy.
- New technical solutions have limited benefits if they are not combined with new business and market models.
- Sustainable transport solutions are more challenging to realise than sustainable energy solutions.
- Malmö, Sweden, Climate Smart Hyllie, Guangzhou Award for Urban innovation (2014), http://www.urban-innovations.org/index.php/Climate_Smart_Hyllie (accessed 5th october 2016)