Creating buildings for life
Being conscious about energy consumption when we build and renovate is a good investment – for our well-being, for the climate, and for the economy. No less important than the energy saved is the improved quality of life that results from sustainable buildings. The city of Copenhagen is implementing new sustainable solutions in projects around the city.
Collaboration between knowledge institutions, architects, engineers and private and public partners has led to a number of creative solutions. Solutions that improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in the buildings as well as the overall impression of the city with innovative renovation projects and new world class architecture. The technical solutions for sustainable buildings and retrofitting are available and well proven. There are huge savings to be made from energy optimisation in buildings, recovering the investments relatively quickly.
Energy efficiency over the entire life cycle of a building is the single most important goal of both new sustainable architecture and retrofitting of old buildings. Although new technologies are constantly being developed to complement current practices in creating greener structures, the common objective is that green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment within the city.