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New white paper: Energy renovation of buildings

Long-term policies, holistic approaches, and innovative solutions by both the public and private sector have made Denmark a global leader in creating energy efficient buildings. Providing cases, pathways, and Danish perspectives, State of Green has published a new white paper looking at how to realise the untapped potential of the built environment with energy renovation of buildings.

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Sound of Green: Designing for sustainability in buildings

Pursuing energy efficient buildings is crucial in the journey towards sustainable societies – both environmentally, economically, and socially. The latest episode of Sound of Green takes a deep-dive on energy efficiency in the building stock.

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Sound of Green Designing for Sustainability in Buildings

New white paper: Energy renovation of buildings

Sound of Green: Designing for sustainability in buildings

Improving energy efficiency stands out as a simple yet effective approach to minimize energy waste, decrease energy expenses, and mitigate reliance on fossil fuels.

Denmark has a long tradition of implementing energy efficiency initiatives, harnessing the potential of energy reductions in sectors like construction and energy-intensive industries.


Energy efficiency for healthy buildings and better living

Improving energy efficiency and performance of household buildings can cut down energy usage and optimise the indoor environment. Learn more about the Danish approach to energy efficiency in its building stock.

Explore Denmark’s journey to decarbonise and energy optimise its buildings

With a holistic approach, Denmark is on a journey towards decarbonising its buildings. Get an introduction to the green policies and energy-efficient cases that pave the way for greener building stock.

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Energy efficiency as a tool to decarbonise buildings

Globally, buildings represent 30 percent of final energy consumption, and in Denmark alone, the construction sector accounts for 40 percent of Danish energy usage.

Having set an ambitious goal to cut down its greenhouse gas emissions by a 70 percent reduction before 2030, energy efficiency plays a crucial part in Denmark’s effort to reach its climate targets. This is embodied by a public-private partnership, with 63 proposals from the construction sector, which aims to cut emissions by 5.8 million tonnes annually by 2030.

Discover Denmarks journey to decarbonise its buildings through energy efficiency

Denmark’s history of energy efficiency dates back to the 1970s oil crisis, prompting government-led efforts in building regulations. The 1980s saw an ambitious national energy plan, with a focus on building energy efficiency. In the 1990s, policies like tax incentives and a national energy labelling system were introduced.

Today, Denmark boasts a comprehensive regulatory framework for energy efficiency, featuring a strict building code, energy labelling, and public-private partnerships. Leveraging a 50-year legacy, Danish companies provide cutting-edge solutions, positioning Denmark as a leader in sustainable technologies.

The Danish approach: Six ways to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings

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Urban planning and development


Aalborg prepares to host international conference on sustainable cities

10 May 2024
In October, over 1,000 politicians and civil servants from across Europe will gather in Aalborg to discuss how European municipalities can best support the green and sustainable transition.


Circular construction


Denmark aims to increase the recycling of construction materials

21 March 2024
The Danish government has recently approved a new legislation mandating recycling plans for buildings exceeding 250 square meters scheduled for demolition.


Air pollution


The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance presents handbook to help cities utilise bio-based building materials

7 March 2024
Launched at this years Buildings & Climate Global Forum in Paris, the City Handbook for Carbon Neutral Buildings by Arup seeks to support cities in evaluating how to reduce whole life carbon in construction, using bio-based building materials.
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