Around 40% of Europe’s material and energy consumption goes to construction. Using healthy, lasting materials and converting buildings for new purposes offers the potential for better resource utilisation.
Read an interview with Dr. Prof. Michael Braungart, one of the world's leading environmental thinkers and founders of the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept. Under the title "Buildings should make life better" he shares his thoughts on the sustainability and positive footprint of buildings.
In this theme you can also read about the reuse of materials at the highest possible value level in an interview with Kasper Guldager Jensen, CEO of GXN and a member of the Danish government’s Advisory Board for the circular economy. And explore two key concepts in sustainable building: life cycle costs and life cycle assessments.
You can also visit an educational building, a restaurant and a home furnishings store. All three buildings have undergone successful transformations, and their original Troldtekt ceilings have been preserved and given a new life.