Rethinking construction represents an enormous potential for reducing waste and increasing recycling and reuse
Rethinking construction represents an enormous potential for reducing waste and increasing recycling and reuse. Discarded materials from construction and demolition account for approximately 35 percent of waste generated in the EU, and with constantly growing cities, there is a continued need for new buildings. Danish companies are currently developing solutions that address topics that all contribute to more sustainable construction, including design for disassembly and waste prevention, non-toxic buildings and building materials as well as upgrading waste to be used within the building sector.
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A new energy solution in Nordhavn, a Danish bicycle path in China and the iconic Velux window are among the winners of this year’s Danish Design Award – all of which represent design solutions that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
There are not enough resources in the world to continue old construction habits, which generates half of the world’s waste. Accordingly, future sustainable cities need to be built from waste and circular thinking, for instance by recycling reused building materials.
By moving to a circular economy, the world can maximise chances of avoiding dangerous climate change, thereby allowing countries to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. This is the main conclusion of the report published by the impact organisation Circle Economy launched at Davos during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Building renovation in the future will encompass broader sustainability concerns and holistic renovation scenarios Reducing buildings’ energy consumption and emissions is a key objective to meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. In addition, it is also a necessity to ensure buildings’ functions and qualities, and to provide a positive living environment. Therefore energy efficiency […]
This publication is the outcome of a yearlong exchange of knowledge and experience between Denmark and New York, initiated by State of Green and implemented in collaboration with Danish Cleantech Hub in New York. The core of the project was a week-long circular site visit tour to Denmark for a group of selected New Yorkers […]
The lack of harmonised standards and guarantees has hindered a large-scale reuse of building materials – until now. The recent EU approval of CE marking of reusable building materials is a breakthrough for the adoption of more circular economy principles in the building and construction industry.
Innovative project to recycle construction waste The building sector is responsible for over 40% of the CO2 emission. Kolding Municipality has launched an innovative project “Better Use of Construction Waste” which will reduce the CO2 emission from the construction industry and increase the recycling of construction waste. The project extends over a period of three […]
Reclaim, Reuse, Renovate ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. At the Green Solution House we believe in the value of repurposing and eliminating waste. This thinking has been applied to many aspects of the refurbishment and expansion of the buildings as well as the landscape design. The parking space is built on a base […]