CO2 heat pumps smart option for hotels in cold climates
Researchers have studied the energy consumption of 140 hotels in Norway and Sweden. The use of CO2 heat pumps could cut energy consumption in these hotels by about 60 per cent.
Satellite-based monitoring to reduce impact of natural disasters
A three-year European Space Agency study will look at the potential of satellite based monitoring technologies in reducing risks posed by geohazards.
Pedestrians’ and cyclists’ behaviours are greatly affected by their feelings
New research is showing that a combination of perceived risk and worry determines the forms of transport chosen by pedestrians and cyclists.
Collaborating to establish an innovation centre for zero- and low-emission aviation
The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority, Avinor, the Federation of Norwegian Industries and SINTEF are joining forces to establish an innovation and testing centre that will seek to promote the development of sustainable aviation and thus reduce emissions from aviation while creating new jobs.
Bacteria-based concrete offers climate benefits
Ten cubic kilometres of concrete, equivalent to the volume of Mount Everest, are used in construction projects every year, resulting in huge volumes of emissions. But a new eco-friendly cement may help to reduce our global climate footprint.
Researchers seek living quality in high-density housing
In Norway, apartment blocks are being built as never before, leading to a housing densification that challenges our ability to create habitable spaces – both indoors and out. So, what can we do to guarantee living quality?
Equinor and SINTEF agree a strategic collaboration
Equinor and SINTEF have agreed on a strategic collaboration in four key areas. The areas are offshore wind, marine systems, energy systems and modeling studies related to these areas.
International collaboration for smarter and greener urban logistics
SINTEF and NTNU will in collaboration with the University of Washington, the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers find new solutions for urban logistics, services for last-mile distribution, and how to integrate urban logistics into public planning processes and the planning of future cities.
We must reuse the resources in our wastewater
Resources from wastewater must be better utilized to ensure access to clean water, enough food and good living conditions for all. Researchers in five countries are about to demonstrate circular economic models for how wastewater resources can be utilised in a water-smart society.