Single houses are not more energy efficient than multifamily houses

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



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

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


World Sustainable Built Environment Conference goes Gothenburg

“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


Climate-KIC promotes furbish 7 steps to workplace success

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

Look it up here


Energy efficiency through smart renovation

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