Smart Housing Småland

Smart Housing Småland bygger en internationellt ledande innovationsmiljö som, med användaren i centrum, skapar smart boende och hållbar byggd miljö med bas i glas och trä.

Smarter constructions through innovation in glass and wood

Together we create sustainable growth, better housing and new business opportunities. Innovation is the guiding light for Smart Housing Småland, together with equality and sustainability. Our prioritized areas until 2020 are digitalization, building and housing. RISE , Research Institutes of Sweden (before) SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is responsible for the innovation environment in collaboration with a great number of companies all over Småland, the three county administrative boards and provinces, RISE Glass (before Glafo – the Swedish Glass Research Institute), Träcentrum, Linnaeus University and Jönköping University.


  • Production of CLT in southern Sweden

    The market for CLT (cross laminated timber) increases, mainly in Europe but also in he Nordic countries. The production in Sweden is not sufficient for the Swedish market and we therefore import large volumes from other European countries, mainly from Austria where they have both tradition and experience of CLT production. Furthermore, the market for […]
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  • The age-resistant housing

    Because of the demographic progress the number of elderly will increase during the coming years. In 2060 the prognoses estimate 25 % of the population will be 65 years or older. This means the housing issue will be an urgent task within community building in the coming years, both when it comes to new production […]
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  • Material for using sun cells in high module buildings

    It is a great advantage to integrate sun cells into the building already at projection. This gives the lowest cost, most efficient usage and also the most attractive solution. The light conditions vary depending on orientation, surrounding and weather or not it is a roof or a facade that the sun cell should be placed […]
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  • Additive technique as facilitator in industrial production of wooden houses

    Additive production means layer upon layer of material that is built by a 3D printer, emanating from digital CAD models. That is why the 3D printer can construct completely different products with only a small or no different in cost, compared to making identical products. Materials used are mainly plastics, metals or ceramics, which in […]
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  • Solar Film (Sofi): Laminating organic sun cells

    The project has examined how the degree of efficiency in organic sun cells is affected by being laminated in between glass. Glass segments with laminated organic sun cells can for example be used in isolation frames, roof windows or bus stands. However, it was un-clear how organic sun cells react to the laminating process. Laminating […]
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