Zero emission methodology for energy-efficient buildings of the future

Peder Vejsig Pedersen from Kuben Management explains how is it possible to obtain a common standard for energy-efficient buildings of the future

In this thought-provoking analysis, the question of how it is possible to obtain a common standard for energy-efficient buildings of the future is explored, something which aims high for new buildings and can be used on existing buildings.

Amongst the many insights given here, we discover that in many instances with new building projects, it is possible to establish a 100% zero energy building standard. Even though it is demanding with respect to optimising the architecture, the author notes that it is possible with the help of new types of energy producing facades and roofing materials.

We also learn that the Active House standard demands that all parameters are evaluated and verified. At and, our attention is drawn to the benefits of working with a global-oriented standard is illustrated, with a strong focus on indoor air climate – something which is not handled effectively in the EU building directive.

Elsewhere, we are told that Copenhagen International School has the largest building integrated PV installation in Europe, covering all façades above ground level helping it to generate 50% of its yearly electricity from solar energy. We also find out about the Active House Alliance, established in 2011 to place the spotlight on the acceleration of climate change and the need to use resources more carefully.

We also find out that that the yearly energy saving is 75% when it comes to the Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen, who use Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage or ATES groundwater-based cooling as a cheaper alternative than district cooling.

I trust that you enjoy reading this analysis of active house city areas of the future. For more details, please contact Peder Vejsig Pedersen at or on +45 2046 6755 or view the websites below.


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