Annedal is a residential area under construction in the North West region of Stockholm, which includes commercial districts, schools, kindergartens and apartments. All new construction is carried out using sustainable building materials and one of the development’s wider commitments is to reduce carbon emissions in the area.
Annedal has been designed for children of all ages. It includes a large park with a playground, paddling pool, sports field, sledding hill and barbecue areas. It also includes a gym for older children in addition to an adventure forest, which includes trees for climbing and bridges required to cross the River Bällstaån.
Accessibility and safety throughout Annedal is of paramount importance, with a belief that everyone should be able to travel around the area by foot, bicycle or wheelchair.
With a clear commitment to sustainability and improving the environments of areas served by its system, Envac supports both the environmental and safety demands of the Annedal project by taking heavily polluting waste collection vehicles off the streets.
The collection station, to which the waste is transported via an underground pipe network, is uniquely placed directly next to a passing road, which means that any collections made from the unit remain unnoticed by those who inhabit or work in the area. It is also well hidden by the artificial hill that acts as a sound barrier.
The Envac system collects residual waste, food waste and newspapers using strategically placed waste inlets that are colour-coded in order to make matching a particularly type of waste with the correct waste inlet as simple as possible.
The residual waste and newspapers are used for energy recovery and form part of Annedal’s waste management strategy, whilst food waste is used as bio-fertiliser and for biogas production.
The Envac system will collect waste from 2,500 dwellings when the area is completed in 2016.