yta.se Climate Scholarship
- $1236 (10.000 SEK)
- Deadline: December 15, 2017
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.
Onwards, Alexander Åquist, co-founder
Anyone who studies on a university-level can apply.
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The yta.se Climate Scholarship shall be used to catalyse and bring progress to promising projects and research within real estate sustainability. The money should therefore be used to catalyse promising projects.
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.
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