Preparing buildings to become more resilient to extreme weather events to avoid costly damages to buildings and, ultimately, save lives
As the number of powerful storms continue to increase, so does the need for preparing buildings to become more resilient to extreme weather events. This is essential to avoid costly damages to buildings and, ultimately, save lives. Weatherproofing a building should include a combination of robust building materials as well as proper design parameters to define e.g. the maximum wind speed level the building should be able to withstand and measures to secure proper thermal insulation and rainwater drainage. Denmark has used the lessons learned from previous extreme weather events to upgrade our national building code to promote measures that ensure more climate resilient buildings.
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With the ever-quickening pace of urbanisation, demographic changes and climate change globally, our cities and their buildings are facing immense challenges. In response to this, creative and innovative thinking offer a competitive advantage when solving complex problems, allowing us to question habitual thinking and enabling us to create novel solutions. This way of thinking and […]
Texas is currently home to 16 of the hottest cities in the US, and researchers predict that temperatures will continue to skyrocket, creating the detrimental “urban heat island” effect. This could have huge negative social and economic impacts for communities living in the cities. Fortunately, many solutions can help build resilience towards hazardous heat in the cities.
Traditional central heating systems fail to adjust to changing weather, living patterns and thermodynamic properties of the building, which results in overheating, inefficiency, high costs and poor indoor climate conditions.Danfoss provides software solutions using artificial intelligence to optimally control and monitor centrally heated buildings.
Through seven years of research, the project CITIES has shown how digital solutions based on data-driven methods make energy systems talk with each other. It saves money and CO2. Here are five significant key findings from the research.
An additional 72 cities and municipalities around the world are joining “Race to Zero”, a global campaign to mobilise cities, businesses, regions, and investors around a green and just recovery ahead of next year’s COP26 in Glasgow. A record-high 46 Danish municipalities have joined, so now a total of 66 Danish municipalities are in the race.
How important is access to clean air in our cities? And how valuable is access to clean water and proper sanitation to city life? Both air and water are under pressure in our cities as a result of increasing urbanisation, and the human and economic consequences are immense. However, many solutions to tackle the challenges already exist – and maybe the time has never been better to speed up the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future?
The design of the school and classroom has an important impact on pupil and teacher wellbeing and possibilities for classroom interaction. With simple approaches, which do not have to be expensive, architects and teachers can improve the climate and therefore improve rooms and optimise them for teaching.
Architecture can reduce the climate footprint and protect buildings and urban areas against climate change. Climate change calls for stronger initiatives in the building and construction sector – both to promote broader use of sustainable solutions and to make our buildings and cities more resilient to climate change.
Over four billion euros will be invested in renovating public housing in Denmark to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and liveability. The capital injection is hailed as wise, green and job creating in a time of crisis.
Children spend enormous amounts of time in classrooms and are affected by the indoor environment quality (IEQ) and a crucial component of it is the indoor air quality (IAQ). The age and quality of buildings that house a school, location of windows, ventilation systems if any, wind speed and direction and proximity to roads, intersections […]
NIRAS is in the process of developing a tool that can help make the UN Global Goals a reality in building projects. Experience shows that it is important to prioritize goals in order to achieve the greatest effect throughout the whole life cycle of a building project.
Indoor air quality is critical for good health, as compounds present in indoor air may affect human health, work performance and comfort. As a result, it is relevant to monitor the VOC levels in indoor air to ensure that the air is healthy and clean.
Klima100 is out today containing a list of 100 of the most innovative climate solutions from local governments across Denmark. The publication provides an in-depth understanding of how Danish municipalities are adapting to climate change, working towards slowing global warming, and creating a greener future.
Our cities are growing and so is the need to make them more sustainable and liveable. In this month’s article, we gather 3 examples of holistic urban solutions from an architectural perspective that contribute to creating liveable cities.
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
Program purpose Companies in the energy and climate industries face unique challenges: Political policy uncertainty Macroeconomic market trends and relationships New technologies and efficiency improvements interact in a complex system This system is particularly unpredictable and volatile in the energy and climate industry so it is crucial that executives are able to manage risk effectively, […]
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Many people have become acutely aware of the consequences of climate change in recent years, and climate damages are costing both consumers and insurance providers many billions each year. Several climate researchers from Aarhus University are participating in the process of developing a new computer tool which will make it possible for home-owners and insurance […]