In Europe, construction accounts for about 40 per cent of all materials and energy consumed. Using healthy, durable materials and the transformation of buildings offers the potential for better resource utilisation.
Transformation is the theme of these articles, where you can also read about concepts such as life cycle cost (LCC) and life cycle analysis (LCA).
Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool is a robust material with a long lifespan of at least 50 years – and in practice upwards of 75 years. Therefore, it is often possible to preserve the acoustic panels when transforming a building. This page shows a number of successful examples.
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Michael Braungart: Buildings should make life better
Buildings should make life better and leave a positive footprint. Read interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, one of the founders of Cradle-to-Cradle design.
Tomorrow’s buildings must be designed for disassembly
Construction must change from linear to circular, with more materials reused at the highest possible value level - interview with Kasper Guldager Jensen
Service life is a key factor in sustainable construction
Explore Danish Senior Researcher Harpa Birgisdottir’s tips on life cycle costs and assessments - two key concepts in sustainable building. Learn more here.
Vigerslev Allé School
The 100-year-old Vigerslev Allés School in Valby, Copenhagen, having been extensively modernised and extended, is now fully updated and ready to meet the needs of future education. During the renovation, a delicate balance has been maintained between the qualities of the existing buildings and all the requirements and wishes for a new version of the school.
The new main library is a mental oasis which appeals to all ages.
With our Troldtekt themes we continually bring focus to topical trends within the fields of acoustics, indoor climate, architecture and sustainable building.