Webinar Wednesdays - Best of Greenbuild: Community Involvement, Sweden’s case for green renovations (1.0 GBCI/AIA hrs)

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • From your computer via Adobe Connect (webinar)


  • This is an option for offices that want to broadcast the webinar in a conference room (GBCI credit is only allowed for 10 people)

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Join USGBC-Illinois for the USGBC Webinar - Best of Greenbuild: Community Involvement, Sweden’s case for green renovations! Earn 1.0 hours toward your LEED AP, Green Associate or AIA credentials with this webinar. Whether you are traveling, at work or home this is the perfect way to continue your green building education.

(And don't miss our Wednesday, September 18th webinar - Solutions to Challenging Credits: Site Issues.  Find out more about this webinar and register here.)

LEED 259: Best of Greenbuild: Community Involvement, Sweden’s case for green renovations
Several Swedish public housing areas face social problems like high crime and unemployment in addition to crucial renovations needed to meet modern eco-standards. This seminar discusses Sweden’s use of innovative, engaging measures to improve community eco-livability and energy-efficiency, thus creating a sense of community pride and greater social stability.    

This session is registered for 1.0 General (not LEED-Specific) GBCI hours as well as 1.0 AIA LU hours.

Session Objectives:

  • The Miljonprogrammet public housing communities in Sweden are not only in need of renovation to comply with modern housing standards, but face challenges such as high unemployment and crime rates, lack of integration and disillusioned youth.
  • Through innovative and controversial communication methods implemented by the authorities, citizens have been given a voice and stake in their community, leading to greater social stability and a safer neighborhood.
  • An engaged community has facilitated faster changes within neighborhoods, making implementation of new green technologies such as wind power more socially accepted.
  • Engaging youth through initiatives, such as My Block, has been critical in achieving green and economic goals.


  • Erik Hellqvist, CEO, Swedish Building Service
  • Lisa Enarsson, Project Manager, City of Stockholm
  • Lena Eriksson, Project Manager, City of Malmo

Please note: The Illinois Chapter has purchased a USGBC webinar subscription to offer archived versions of USGBC's live webinars online in order to offer additional credential maintenance opportunities to our members. By viewing this webinar members will have the opportunity to earn 1.0 GBCI hours as well as 1.0 AIA/CES LU/HSW/SD hours.

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