She receives the Linnaeus Scholarship of the Year
Each year, Kalmar and Växjö municipalities award Linnaeus scholarships for research in ecologically sustainable development. This year, it is Elaheh Jalilzadehazhari who receives the scholarship for her project "A Novel Method to Increase Value - When Designing or Renovating Buildings".
The Linnaeus Scholarship is worth 500,000 Swedish crowns and will be awarded at the Linnaeus University's academic celebration in Kalmar on January 31
The decision motivation reads: The construction industry faces a major challenge with about one fifth of Sweden's carbon dioxide emissions. With increased construction, there is a great need to create good and sustainable living environments. Elaheh addresses a current issue in the construction sector and optimizes, from a holistic perspective, the value of environmental benefits, housing environment, well-being and economy. The project aims to develop a new method to support decision-making in construction processes. This is done by combining evaluation of indoor environment, life cycle analysis and life cycle cost in buildings. The method creates the conditions for better cooperation between actors in the construction process. The result will provide tangible benefits through product development and collaboration with the industry in the region. Knowledge is set in motion for sustainable societal development.