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“Learning happens in the course of the experiment itself”

Esther Duflo, The economist as a plumber, 2017

Testbeds for increased innovation in the construction and real estate sector

The platform of testbeds are designed with flexibility and adaptability in mind. It is designed so as to be able to incorporate almost any product or service imaginable, and together with other solutions make one integrated real-life trial system.

KTH Live-In Lab Datapool

The datapool is our portal to data from testbeds and research results. It is open for students, teachers, researchers and industry partners.


Bengt Dahlgren's logotype.
Photo: Bengt Dahlgren.

Bengt Dahlgren is KTH Live-In Lab’s new centre partner

The technology consulting company Bengt Dahlgren wants to contribute to a more sustainable and innovative construction sector and is now joining KTH L...

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The project group of "Optimal operation of smart buildings through collaboration"
The project group consists of Jonas Anund Vogel, Maria Grunditz, Shima Dehvari, Tina Karrbom and Cyril Holm. Photo: Bengt Dahlgren.

Bengt Dahlgren Nytt writes about optimal operation of smart buildings

The latest issue of Bengt Dahlgren Nytt features an article about the on-going KTH Live-In Lab project "optimal operation of smart buildings through c...

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A hydraulic scheme from the report of the central heat pump system.
A simplified hydraulic scheme of the central heat pump system.

New report: Long-term performance monitoring of GSHP systems serving buildings

A recently published report discusses and analyses performance monitoring of GSHP systems in commercial, institutional and multi-family buildings. The...

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Jonas Anund Vogel
Jonas Anund Vogel

The LIL Chronicle

An inflexible sector does not benefit from new technology

The public construction sector has the potential to contribute to sustainable development, but it requires an industry prepared to examine its own core values.

Some current projects at KTH Live-In Lab

Interior with ventilation in ceiling

Buildings Post Corona

A collaborative project between Chalmers, KTH, Lund University and Umeå University. The project aims to support the construction sector in designing and maintaining sustainable buildings with a healthy and good indoor environment.

Plan view


The project focuses on new solutions for the sustainable student housing of the future. The vision is to develop a collective living (co living) that is at the forefront in terms of social, economic and ecological sustainability.

Solar panels on roof

Turnkey solutions with PV and energy storage

Solar cells combined with energy storage systems (ESS) are a promising alternative for reducing emissions in urban environments.


Funders and centre partners

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All partners

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