Green building –
setting the new
Building with sustainability in mind was once the domain of ecological pioneers. Today, properties constructed in compliance with sustainable building standards and with the appropriate quality seal are the new benchmark. After all, only buildings that take the increasing scarcity of resources into account are both sustainable and economical.
As a result, investors, architects, builders and house owners throughout the world are all asking the same questions – what can be done to counteract the increasing scarcity of water and how can the best possible energy balance, flexibility and durability be achieved?
The Danish Ministry of Economics also considered these questions and created a code of practice aimed at keeping the resources used in buildings to a minimum. Viborg city hall is one of the first public buildings to meet the strict conditions of low-energy class 1.
Some of the requirements relate to the use of rainwater. The evaluation criteria also include the durability and safety of the installed products. Geberit products were chosen for this reason – with its Pluvia roof drainage system, Geberit know-how makes a significant contribution towards the building meeting the requirements of low-energy class 1.
Lars Risager, Managing Director, Nordic countries