Copenhagen: one of the world’s most sustainable cities
The DGNB system is a comprehensive assessment of the sustainability of a building, whereby a building or construction project is assessed based on a series of criteria; see the list below.
ArkiTours offers a study tour specifically about DGNB-certified projects in the Copenhagen region:
New DGNB gold-certified flexible building project in Nordhavn
Denmark’s first active energy-producing residential build
Mobility: Copenhagen’s cycling culture – and a safe environment for pedestrians in the city
Infrastructure: Cityringen, Copenhagen’s new Metro line (2019) with 17 new stations and 122 million people expected to use the public transport network
Visit a DGNB-certified bank, including guided tour from the architectural studio that designed it
Visit to schools, universities and other public sector buildings that fulfil many of the DGNB criteria.
Duration: 1-2 days
Contact us to hear more.
What is sustainability in our built environment?
The global DGNB criteria below is based partly on the Danish standards, and partly on the German:
A project is assessed on the basis of it being:
Drinking water and drainage
How does it affect the biodiversity of the area?
What is the resource consumption - and what is the local environmental impact?
The costs in relation to the building’s life cycle (e.g. long-lasting materials, materials that don’t negatively impact the environment)
Flexibility and utilization rate: can the building be transformed for other purposes, perhaps by not having supporting pillars that block the potential for a different use – or by having flexible walls, for example
Commercial viability: will the building maintain its market value?
Air quality, both indoors and out
User influence: to what extent have users been involved in the development of the project?
Use and integration of building technology
Ease of cleaning building components
To what extent are the materials reclaimed or reusable?
Mobility and infrastructure: is there easy access to public transport, cycle paths etc.?
Whether the process has been sustainable
Project brief and tender phase
Quality assurance of the construction
Whether the site is sustainable and its influence on the district
How does the building influence the surrounding area in general?
How does it impact the urban area as a whole?
To what extent does the project impact other potential residential dwellings or other built environments?
Duration: 1-2 days
Contact us and tell us what aspects of sustainability you are especially interested in knowing more about.