Interview in “Dagens industri” on home office work during COVID-19
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Furbish’s Ulrike Rahe and Holger Wallbaum highlighted gender-related differences while working at home during the current Pandemic. Read the full interview here: https://www.di.se/nyheter/kvinnor-drabbas-nar-kontoret-flyttar-hem-mer-stress-samre-halsa/
Furbish Sustainable Hospitals
Monday, March 9, 2020
In collaboration with one of Europe’s leading technical universities, RWTH Aachen in Germany, Furbish is conducting a study on how the Furbish® method for sustainable offices can be further developed and applied in the healthcare sector. The project is led by Ulrike Rahe. MHH University Hospital in Hanover/ Germany acts as application case.
The Furbish method has been published by the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA)
Friday, December 20, 2019
In December 2019, we have published an article on “SSO User Insight Toolbox for employees’ health, well-being and productivity” in the REVHA journal. Please feel invited and had a read under the link provided below:
Varför Västsverige måste samarbeta för att utvecklas
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Samarbete är nyckeln till en mer hållbar byggd miljö. Furbishs Holger Wallbaum beskrev hans vision för en levande region i en artikel som publicerades på denna webbplats: http://www.xn--tillvxtsverige-9hb.se/tillvaxt/vastsverige-maste-samarbeta
Små steg mot ett hållbart byggande
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Furbishs Holger Wallbaum är kritiskt att vi är tillräckligt snabba för att uppnå en mer hållbar byggande. Han uppmanar att drastiskt accelerera takten i en intervju i tidningen GP: https://www.gp.se/ekonomi/sm%C3%A5-steg-mot-ett-h%C3%A5llbart-byggande-1.12900870
New Research Roadmap for Intelligent and Responsive Buildings launched
Thursday, October 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
World Sustainable Built Environment 2020 conference will take place in Gothenburg on June 9-11, 2020
Tuesday, October 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.
How can robots change the buildings of the future?
Thursday, 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.“
Insights into latest trends, cases and business strategies
Wednesday, October 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.
Have a look here
Property Owners Branch Organisation in Gothenburg
Tuesday, 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.
Single houses are not more energy efficient than multifamily houses
Monday, June 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
New member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA
Tuesday, June 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
World Sustainable Built Environment Conference goes Gothenburg
Thursday, June 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
Climate-KIC promotes furbish 7 steps to workplace success
Friday, June 2, 2017
The Climate-KIC, the EUs main climate innovation activity, presented Furbishs’ success formula for more pleasant office environments.
Look it up here
Office insights conference in Gothenburg
Wednesday, May 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
New Design is presented at International Interzum Fair 2017
Tuesday, May 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
Do you dare to leave your desk?
Sunday, 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
European Patent filed, owned by FurbishTM
Tuesday, 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.
New Design is presented at Stockholm International Furniture Fair 2017
Tuesday, February 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.
Innovation Award 100 000 SEK
Thursday, January 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
New Design is presented at IMM 2017
Monday, January 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.
Johanneberg Science Park Breakfast-seminar on Smart and Sustainable Offices
Sunday, 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
Sweden’s most beautiful office award
Wednesday, 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.
Look it up here
Accelerator Award 500 000 SEK
Thursday, 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
First results on indoor environmental qualities of office buildings presented in Ghent/Belgium
Tuesday, July 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
The importance of Design as a driver for innovation
Friday, May 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.
Tengbom Talks on Smart and Sustainable Offices
Tuesday, 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
EFG Event Copenhagen for leading Danish architects
Saturday, July 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
Energy efficiency through smart renovation
Tuesday, June 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