Taking action towards a sustainable real estate industry
During the last 15 years, from 1990 to 2015, the CO2-equivalent emissions in Sweden has
been reduced by about 25%. From a level of about 72.000 tonnes CO2-equivalents to a
level of almost 54.000 tonnes CO2-equivalents in 2015.
During the same period the global CO2-equivalent emissions have risen with about 45%
according to a report commissioned by the European Union.
When it comes to real esate in Sweden, the emissions produced from heating buildings
have decreased by a staggering 86% between 1990 and 2015. This is mostly because the
transistion away from oil-based heating systems.
With oil-based heating systems representing close to zero of the emissions in the real
estate industry, combined with the fact the the electricity consumption for commercial real
estate went down by 23% between 1990 to 2015, it’s clear that the majority of the
emission reduction the last 15 years in the real estate industry comes from moving away
from oil-based heating.
We at yta.se strongly believes that it is time for the next wave of sustainability efforts within the real estate industry. There is no longer room for improvement by transitioning
away from using fossile energy sources. The next 15 years of creating a sustainable real
estate industry come from the implementation of new technology and systems.
Therefore we are proud to take action ourselves by announcing our Climate Scholarship
that will help promising scholars to take the next step in their work towards creating a
sustainable real estate industry.
Alexander Åquist, co-founder
Apply by submitting the application form on https://yta.se/blogg/scholarship/ Include a
motivation, description of the project or research and what the scholarship can help
achieve in terms of next actions.