Press

New Research Roadmap for Intelligent and Responsive Buildings launched

torsdag, oktober 11, 2018

The newly launched ”Research Roadmap for Intelligent and Responsive Buildings” by CIB – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction contains a chapter on ”Health and Wellbeing oriented Indoor Built Environments for Future Intelligent Buildings” by the Dr. Quan Jin from Chalmers University of Technology and Furbish’s Holger Wallbaum. The full report is available on CIB’s website: https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/CIB_415_W098_RR.pdf 

Press

World Sustainable Built Environment 2020 conference will take place in Gothenburg on June 9-11, 2020

tisdag, oktober 2, 2018

Furbish’s’ Holger Wallbaum will have the pleasure to welcome up to 2000 participants to the World Sustainable Built Environment conference BEYOND2020 (https://www.beyond2020.se/). ”The conference is a unique opportunity for us to present Chalmers, Gothenburg and all of Sweden, and specifically our way of addressing issues related to the sustainable built environment through projects taking shape here and now”, he said.

Talks

How can robots change the buildings of the future?

torsdag, september 20, 2018

At the fair ”Trä & Teknik” in Gothenburg on September 20, presented Furbish’s Holger Wallbaum his view on future buildings. ”The building of the future is more efficient, sustainable and intelligent” he said. He continued ”We are renovating too slowly today. Robots can contribute to increased safety and efficiency. More digitalized processes and robots are needed in the construction process.

Talks

Insights into latest trends, cases and business strategies

onsdag, oktober 4, 2017

In the wake of climate change, new regulations and people’s changed behaviour, SvD Insurance Summit 2017 created a conference that provides insights into smart, sustainable business strategies and collaborations that demonstrate how to move forward. On 4-5 October, leading players and key people of the year will be gathered to discuss new conditions, challenges and solutions. Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe is one of the keynote speakers.

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News, Talks

Property Owners Branch Organisation in Gothenburg

tisdag, september 5, 2017

The Property Owners’ Branch Seminar day gather over 300 professional branch representatives to Clarion Hotel Post. The focus is on the commercial real estate market and office real estate development in the Gothenburg region. Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe introduces the branch to Smart and sustainable offices.

Press

Single houses are not more energy efficient than multifamily houses

måndag, juni 26, 2017

Holger Wallbaum was co-author of a debate article on energy efficiency of residential buildings in the Swedish newspaper GP. The authors replied to an article that has been published earlier in GP and stating that single houses are more energy efficient than multifamily houses and Sweden should build more of those. Holger Wallbaum stated that this argumentation dies not make sense and the authors neglected very important aspects and their recommendation is not build up on solid ground.

 

The article in Swedish is available on GP’s website

 

News

New member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA

tisdag, juni 20, 2017

Furbish’s Holger Wallbaum is very honoured to be elected as a new member in the division III “Building and construction” of the very prestigious Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien/IVA). IVA has 1,300 elected Swedish and international members. They are leading decision-makers, experts and researchers from the private sector, academia and public administration. His majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf is the patron.

 

IVA’s official press release to be found here

Press, Talks

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference goes Gothenburg

torsdag, juni 8, 2017

“The conference is a unique opportunity for us to present Chalmers, Gothenburg and all of Sweden on an international stage, and specifically how we address issues about a sustainable built environment.”

Furbish’s Holger Wallbaum has been appointed to host the World Sustainable Built Environment conference in Gothenburg in 2020. The conference is only held every three years and is considered the world’s most prestigious conference and forum in the field. A great success for Sweden and the city of Gothenburg who succeeds Hong Kong, which hold the conference in June 2017 with more than 2000 from all around the world.

 

Read more information on the conference series here

Press

Climate-KIC promotes furbish 7 steps to workplace success

fredag, juni 2, 2017

The Climate-KIC, the EUs main climate innovation activity, presented Furbishs’ success formula for more pleasant office environments.

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Talks

Office insights conference in Gothenburg

onsdag, maj 17, 2017

Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe guests as a keynote speaker on a regular basis Office Insights, a Swedish national network conference, gathering academics as well as public and private organisations for sharing the latest research and experiences on offices, work environment and activity-based working methods.

 

More information can be found here

Exhibitions

New Design is presented at International Interzum Fair 2017

tisdag, maj 16, 2017

At Interzum in Cologne/Germany, a new and innovative flexible storage system is presented to the public. It is based on 5G Click Technology by Välinge. Designers behind are Carl Christofferson and rahe+rahe design. The furniture is different to anything else on the market and fits the requirements of a new generation of sustainable, flexible and customizable office. It is reusable, due to its assembly on site with a simple Click, which eliminates transportation of unnecessary volumes. It is made of a green certified material: SWISSCDf.

Learn more about it here

Press

Do you dare to leave your desk?

söndag, april 23, 2017

Open offices are associated with stress, increased sickness absence and poorer concentration. But can we give up our own desktop when offices are now being introduced with different zones? GP interviewed Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe to make up their mind on future challenges.

 

The article in Swedish is available on GP’s website

News

European Patent filed, owned by FurbishTM

tisdag, april 11, 2017

Dr. Christian Marx from University of Hanover/Germany (former colleague at Chalmers University of Technology) and Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe are inventors to an EP owned by FurbishTM, describing a new product-service system for offices, bridging the gap between interior of the office and the facility management.

Exhibitions

New Design is presented at Stockholm International Furniture Fair 2017

tisdag, februari 7, 2017

At the International Furniture Fair in Stockholm/Sweden (Stand no. A40:11), a new and innovative flexible storage system is presented to the public. It is based on 5G Click Technology by Välinge. Designers behind are Carl Christofferson and rahe+rahe design. The furniture is different to anything else on the market and fits the requirements of a new generation of sustainable, flexible and customizable office. It is reusable, due to its assembly on site with a simple Click, which eliminates transportation of unnecessary volumes. It is made of a green certified material: SWISSCDf.

News

Innovation Award 100 000 SEK

torsdag, januari 26, 2017

At Climate KIC’s Innovation Summit in Copenhagen, Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe was acknowledged for presenting Next Generation Hospitals goes SSO, an innovative approach for applying the Smart and Sustainable Offices method for improving hospitals of the future.

More insights into Climate KIC

Exhibitions

New Design is presented at IMM 2017

måndag, januari 16, 2017

At the International Furniture Fair in Cologne/Germany (Stand no. 089, Hall 5.1), a new and innovative flexible storage system is presented to the public. It is based on 5G Click Technology by Välinge. Designers behind are Carl Christofferson and rahe+rahe design. The furniture is different to anything else on the market and fits the requirements of a new generation of sustainable, flexible and customizable office. It is reusable, due to its assembly on site with a simple Click, which eliminates transportation of unnecessary volumes. It is made of a green certified material: SWISSCDf.

Networks

Johanneberg Science Park Breakfast-seminar on Smart and Sustainable Offices

söndag, november 27, 2016

“Business costs are 90% staff-related, this is why the business case has to focus on the staff instead.” Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe talks to 200 members of Johanneberg Science Park network on build environment and introduces them to the SSO-approach.

 

Find more information here

News

Sweden’s most beautiful office award

onsdag, november 16, 2016

Initiated and organised by Swedish Property market branch organisation, a yearly award is given to Sweden’s most beautiful office. During the award ceremony 2016 in Grand Hotel Stockholm, game developer Dice received the first price for their Stockholm office. Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe was member of the jury that evaluated 72 nominated offices from all around the country.

 

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News

Accelerator Award 500 000 SEK

torsdag, november 3, 2016

Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe received half a million Swedish crowns to identify opportunities to address the strategy of Climate-KIC and its themes for an innovative product-service system for improving offices perceived indoor climate. The Award indicates Climate-KIC’s aim to support the project to identify and validate the business model of the innovation opportunity.

 

More insights into Climate KIC

Research

First results on indoor environmental qualities of office buildings presented in Ghent/Belgium

tisdag, juli 5, 2016

The Smart and Sustainable Office team, represented by Dr. Quan Jing, presented its first findings on perceived indoor environmental qualities and the influence of the outer climate of five office buildings in Switzerland at the 14th Indoor Air conference. The finding will support the development of clear benchmarking values. The findings are considered in the Furbish methodological approach (link to the method part on Furbish website).

 

The scientific conference paper is available on: http://www.isiaq.org/docs/Papers/Paper586.pdf

Networks, Talks

The importance of Design as a driver for innovation

fredag, maj 13, 2016

Ulrike Rahe hold a public seminar about the power and importance of design for economic advancement for a larger enterprise organisation in Swedish Småland, the heart of Swedish furniture production.

News

Tengbom Talks on Smart and Sustainable Offices

tisdag, april 12, 2016

Tengbom, one of the largest architect companies in Sweden with offices in among others Gothenburg, Uppsala, Malmö, and Helsinki invites their clients on a regular basis to local seminars all over Sweden. Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe is invited as a speaker and for the panel. Tengbom is ranked the 4th most innovative architecture firm in the world 2016 by Fast Company – “For developing the future of architecture in real time”.

 

See more here

Talks

EFG Event Copenhagen for leading Danish architects

lördag, juli 29, 2017

Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe is invited keynote speaker for leading architects and enterprises in Copenhagen/Denmark, gathered by EFG European Furniture Group. EFG is the second largest provider of office furniture in the Nordic region and the eight largest in Europe.

Read more here

Press, Research

Energy efficiency through smart renovation

tisdag, juni 27, 2017

Coordinated by Furbish’s Holger Wallbaum, the research project DREEAM funded under the Horizon 2020 research program framework of the European Commission, published its approach in Sciene Impact today. The journal is send to the leading decision makers and European Parliament members throughout Europe. The article sheds light on how the renovation of the existing building stock, the consideration of renewable energy systems and a smarter energy management can contribute to achieve the European energy goals and to make the Paris Climate agreement a reality.

 

More information on the project to be found on www.dream.eu