THEME: Sustainable building certifications

Troldtekt acoustic panels as wall cladding in office buildings

By going for sustainable certification, consultants and project owners get a building that is healthier for both the environment and for users – and financially more attractive for the owner. Read how leading firms of architects are working in practice with building certifications – and the resulting architecture.

This theme page also provides an overview of many of the certification schemes that are gaining ground at the moment. You can also read how Troldtekt contributes positively to the various schemes.

Troldtekt’s Cradle to Cradle certification, the good acoustic properties of the panels and the use of certified wood as a natural raw material are some of the factors that make Troldtekt an obvious choice in certified buildings.

Certifications raise the bar for sustainable building

Henning Larsen Architects works systematically with certification requirements when designing buildings which need a sustainable seal of approval.

Read the interview with the architect Martha Lewis, who is the firm’s Head of Materials. She explains what’s required when working with certifications – and what the firm gains by doing so.

>> Read the interview with Martha Lewis

Certifications raise the bar for sustainable construction

How Troldtekt contributes to the certification of sustainable buildings

A building that is documented as being sustainable offers a wide range of benefits for the environment and the indoor climate, and also in terms of usability, user well-being and the operating economy.

See how Troldtekt contributes positively to four leading sustainability certifications: LEED, BREEAM, WELL and DGNB.

>> Read more about Troldtekt’s contribution

New online theme on wood in construction from Troldtekt A/S, the leading manufacturer of acoustic solutions

Alnatura sets new standards with DGNB platinum

Alnatura, a German distributor of organic food products, has set new standards for sustainable building and the use of natural materials with its new headquarters in Darmstadt. The building has been DGNB-certified at the highest level – platinum. 

In September, Alnatura Arbeitswelt was the focal point of the German opening of the World Green Building Week.

>> Read more about Alnatura Arbeitswelt

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in school buildings

An office environment designed for well-being

Employees who thrive perform better. This is Eminent’s philosophy, and also why its offices were designed to promote the well-being of users, making it the first WELL-certified office building in the Nordic region.

Eminent is also gold-certified by the Sweden Green Building Council. The project was designed by Kanozi Architects.

>> Read an interview with Åsa Jentsch from Kanozi

Troldtekt acoustic panels as wall cladding in office buildings

Sustainable laboratory opens in Berlin

Troldtekt acoustic solutions have been installed at the world’s first C2C LAB, which has just opened in Berlin.

The renovated building is an educational centre, NGO office and a ‘living lab’ for Cradle to Cradle-certified building materials.

>> Take a look inside the new C2C LAB

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics and a healthy indoor climate in, for example, office buildings

Skolen på Duevej (DK)

Ceilings with Troldtekt acoustic panels in school buildings

The new extension at Skolen på Duevej in Copenhagen was designed by AART Architects and Nordic, is DGNB-certified in the gold category, while the superstructure is diamond-certified on account of its high architectural quality. Troldtekt has contributed to the superior acoustics – and to points in the certification.  

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Psychiatric hospital, GAPS (DK)

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in healthcare buildings

Architectural simplicity characterises the hospital, which is DGNB-certified in the gold category. A tranquil spatial layout is combined with engaging spaces and an innovative combination of daylight and artificial lighting. Troldtekt ensures comfortable acoustics and a healthy indoor climate. 

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Vestas Technology R&D Centre (DK)

Troldtekt Vestas

An architectural symbol of the green agenda. This is where engineers and energy experts are developing the wind turbines of the future under light Troldtekt ceilings. The centre is LEED-certified in the platinum category.

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Scheme overview

DGNB, LEED, BREEAM, AKTIVHAUS and PASSIVHAUS. What are the differences between the various certification schemes? Do we need so many?

Troldtekt Vestas

Silver for Troldtekt after more stringent requirements

The Troldtekt acoustic series has just been recertified according to Cradle to Cradle version 3.1. Troldtekt achieved gold level in four out of five criteria and retains its overall certification at silver level, despite the fact that version 3.1 has more stringent requirements.

The certification covers the complete range of Troldtekt acoustic panels, including those supplied in their natural colour and those painted in Troldtekt’s standard colours.

Troldtekt C2C

LEED and BREEAM-NL acknowledge Cradle to Cradle

In the latest versions of the American LEED certification scheme and the Dutch version of the BREEAM scheme, credits and points are awarded when Cradle to Cradle certified products are used in buildings.

Cradle to Cradle certification can be achieved for products which, after detailed examination, live up to requirements in five areas. For example, the product must be sustainably produced and so healthy that it can be part of a biological or technical cycle.

Troldtekt, Google HQ

Google Portico

Portico is the name of Google’s new database, which is designed to make it easier for project planners to choose smart and healthy materials when building productive working environments for the giant search engine’s employees.

Troldtekt Google Portico

Google HQ in Dublin

Troldtekt, Google HQ

Employees from 65 countries work at Google’s European head office in Dublin. The four office buildings are a wealth of shapes, colours and exciting interiors and also count five restaurants, fitness rooms and a 25-metre swimming pool. The project expects to be LEED Platinum-certified.

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Kindergarden in Haukaasen

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings are the natural choice when wanting to ensure superior acoustics and a healthy indoor climate in, for example, childcare institutions

The outdoor kindergarten in Trondheim was the first new educational building in Norway to be BEEAM-NOR-certified. The kindergarten has been certified in the category ‘Very good’, and thus has a sustainable profile in relation to its building materials, heat source, energy consumption and design. The kindergarten is primarily made of wood, which made Troldtekt ceiling panels the obvious choice.

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School in Oakmeadow

Troldtekt, Oakmeadow Primary School, UK

The school is one of the UK’s first Passivhaus-certified primary schools. It has a very low energy consumption, and gives teachers and pupils a comfortable working environment with fresh air, good ventilation, daylight and a spacious layout. The architectural firm Architype has also created a good sound environment in the classrooms and sports hall, which are traditionally noisy places.

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Theme overview

With our Troldtekt themes we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.

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