Sustainable building designed to leed platinum


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Nordea’s new headquarters in Ørestad, close to the city of Copenhagen, consist of 47,000 m²  with 2,500 office stations designed to the highest LEED standard – LEED Platinum standard with an energy usage of 41 kWh/m2 pr. year.

It has 1.870 m² solar cells. Micro shades in the glass roof block 90 per cent of the sun’s energy in the summer and allow 35 per cent to enter in the winter, and rainwater is collected for toilets and watering of green areas.

The project was complex, and meeting the architects’ requirements for a modern open office building that includes an entire floor with heavy and noisy machines, made the project especially challenging with regard to acoustics, noise and building structures.

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