Envac smart waste system at the tallest building in Nordics, Karla Tower in Gothenburg, Sweden

Karla Tower (Karlatornet in Swedish) in Gothenburg, Sweden, has made waves in the real estate industry for its innovative and sustainable design. The tower has installed a waste collection system from Envac to handle both residual and food waste, seamlessly integrated into the existing vacuum waste collection system at Lindholmen.

View of Karla Tower along the Gothenburg coastline in Sweden

Envac waste system is a modern and efficient way of managing waste that eliminates the need for bins and garbage trucks. Instead, waste is collected through underground pipes to a central location, which can be further sorted and recycled. The system aims to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills, minimize the number of garbage trucks on the road, and reduce carbon emissions.

In addition to its innovative waste system, Karla Tower is also a marvel of engineering and design. The tower is 245 meters tall and has 73 floors, making it the tallest building in the Nordic countries. It features a unique triangular shape and a facade made of glass and aluminium.

Karla Tower sets a new standard for future buildings and is a shining example of what is possible when we embrace innovation and creativity. Thanks to its forward-thinking waste management practices, Karla Tower was nominated for the “World in Property Award” in the upcoming Real Estate Gala on February 7. This nationwide award recognizes companies or projects that have impacted the Swedish real estate market.

“Karla Tower is a prime example of what can be achieved when sustainability and innovation are combined in urban development projects. Its nomination for the “World in Property Award” is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing more projects like this in the future.” – Joakim Karlsson, CEO, Envac Group

Envac Board of Directors recently visited the Karla Tower during the first official board meeting of 2024. This pioneering project is a testament to the long-term vision of Envac, which emphasizes creativity, innovation, and ingenuity in waste management. It’s a significant step towards a more sustainable future where waste can be handled more positively.


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