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GrAB: Green Arctic Building

Murmansk is known to be the largest city beyond the Arctic Circle. The uniqueness and diversity of development makes it an interesting environment and a platform for research and experiments on energy efficiency and energy saving construction in the Arctic zone.
The project aims to evaluate the urban environmental quality in the north for the different Nordic countries and Russia with regards to implementing this in a green building setting. This implies looking at the environmental parameters in the different countries, such as climatic conditions, energy production/sources and outdoor pollution. Statistics data and available databases will be utilized to establish the base for the evaluation.

The project is aimed at ensuring environmental sustainability by introducing green building practices and tools that significantly reduce environmental impact and increase energy efficiency in large urban areasas well as competitiveness of Arctic settlements.

The project will contribute to innovation in "green" building methods and tools leading to increase of living standards for local inhabitants, green building design which involves finding balance between building activities and sustainable environment.
The project will increase the awareness of the importance of "modern green" thinking in planning and operating Arctic settlements to increase the Arctic’s competitiveness and hence reverse the depopulation of the area.
Authorities will have a better base to execute green policies of the regions.

The project consortium of Green Arctic Building project consists of the following universities.
Lead partner: UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Partners: Murmansk State Technical University (Russia), Petrozavodsk State University (Russia), University of Oulu (Finland) and Umeå University (Sweden)
In addition, numerous relevant companies, organizations and institutions have provided Letter of support, to strengthen the visibility of the project application.

The head of the project from MSTU is Svetlana Buriachenko, head of the Department of construction, heat power engineering and transport.

The total project budget is about 1 700 000 euro. The project is funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020.

Updating date: 15.04.21