Minimising the negative environmental impact of buildings throughout the entire life cycle of the building
Sustainable building design aims to minimise the negative environmental impact of buildings by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy and the ecosystem at large throughout the entire life cycle of the building. This requires a conscious approach to design and choice of materials from the beginning of the planning phase as well as a strategy for the integration of technology and choice of building system. The objective is to create energy efficient buildings with a good indoor climate that can be adapted to users’ behaviour over time. To do this, the Danish approach is contextual, co-operative and cost-effective without compromising the architectural value.
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In the spring of 2015 construction was started to expand the Milton District Hospital to keep pace with unprecedented population growth, increasing demand, and the need to diversify services. The goal was to create a space that would be inclusive and accessible, promote healing and wellbeing, while contributing to community and the environment.
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.
Combining engineering and biologic approach to coastal protection has been a challenge. …And natural coastal protections such as coral and boulder reefs, are one of the most endangered and stressed ecosystems on Earth. At Aalborg University we are developing a disrupting technology to produce artificial limestone. The innovative material is obtained after electrolysis of sea […]
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?
To accommodate the need for public housing in Singapore, an empty lot was transformed into what is now Kampung Admiralty. The uniqueness of Kampung Admiralty stems from its design, which focuses on both social and environmental sustainability. It encourages the elderly residents to engage in an active lifestyle among younger generations, but it is also part of a greater effort to increase environmental sustainability.
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.
The climate impact from new construction varies by up to 260 per cent dependent on material choices, concludes a new report with analyses of 60 new buildings’ climate impact. The most CO2-intensive factor is whether buildings are made of wood or concrete.
ROCKWOOL, FLSmidth and DTU Chemical Engineering exchange knowledge about red-hot processes with less CO2 impact for the manufacture of insulation material and cement. For FLSmidth, the project is part of its new MissionZero strategy that will enable its customers in cement and mining to move towards zero emissions in 2030.
Municipally owned property developers in Denmark now have the possibility to participate in courses on sustainable building practices. The aim is to entrench sustainable building practices, processes and methods in the municipalities, thereby minimising environmental impact and costs.
This week, over 45 Danish companies and institutions participated in an official trade delegation to South Korea. The visit, which State of Green participated in, was headed by the Danish Crown Prince couple and included a number of cooperation agreements that will enhance already ongoing sustainability initiatives and policies in place in South Korea.
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.
Economic growth has lifted historically many people out of poverty and given millions of people access to material goods to an unprecedented extent. This is really positive. However, increasing wealth and more people having access to a standard of living comparable to what we know in Denmark mean that our consumption of natural resources is […]
CBS & Rambøll Partnership aims to develop strategic knowledge, tools and skills to close the longstanding performance gap between building design and lived experiences, promoting human well-being and sustainability in the built environment.
A compact solution for monitoring room activity Whether you are a solution provider of IoT products within smart home, heathcare, smart energy or building management, Motion Sensor Mini from Develco Products offers convenience and security to your customers. The wireless Motion Sensor Mini is a compact motion sensor that allows your customers to detect occupancy, […]
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.
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 […]
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