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HSB Sweden – Living Lab


HSB Sweden - Living Labs

The HSB Living Lab is a research project taking place in a specially built residential building for students, located on the Chalmers campus in Gothenburg, Sweden. The students and researchers are trying different products, materials and are testing different ways of living. Research is conducted in close collaboration with Chalmers and Gothenburg Universities and the results will be used by HSB to develop the homes of tomorrow.

The HSB Living Lab

  • has a ground space of 400 m2 and will be on three floors.
  • will have a total of about 25 apartments for students and guest researchers. These student units will be flexible and it will be possible to change the layout over the ten year duration.
  • includes other facilities like an exhibition area, a common laundry room and a meeting area.
  • is a cooperation between HSB Riksforbund, Johanneberg Science Park (JSP) and Chalmers University.

Watch a short animated video on Living Lab here


Next to involvement in SusLabNWE, the HSB Living Lab aspires to use the results from research in the HSB production of homes, find solutions to challenges in society such as climate change and lack of homes, to increase partnership with companies, researchers and students and to find a model for temporary housing for young people and students. This Living Lab is also used for NASA in their work for sustainable habitats in space exploration.

About HSB Riksforbund

HSB has a long tradition of development and innovation. Most apartments are owned by tenants, although there is also some rented housing. As HSB is a cooperative, all members can take part in the decision-making process.

    • Owned by 550 000 members.
    • Today, one in ten homes in Sweden is a co-operative HSB home.
    • HSB constructs, owns and manages properties and the profits are reinvested in the homes.
    • HSB creates homes, not just houses and buildings
    • Sustainability is one of HSB’s core values.
    • HSB wants to be at the forefront of the development of a sustainable housing sector.


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