Green building –
setting the new
standard

 

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?

Rathaus Viborg in Dänemark
Viborg city hall in Denmark is one of the first public buildings in Denmark to fulfill the requirements of a green building.
Atrium
The large atrium at the heart of the city hall facilitates communication between the administration and the public.
Pluvia Dachentwässerungssystem
At Viborg city hall, the Pluvia roof drainage system contributed to the fulfillment of the sustainability requirements of the Danish low-energy class 1.
Environment and Sustainability Institute
In the UK, the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute is BREEAM-certified. The building is therefore also a yardstick for highest standards when it comes to its environmental impact.
Geberit Mapress Rohrleitungssystem
At the Institute, Geberit Mapress piping systems were largely responsible for ensuring that the highest environmental standards were adhered to.

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 (Photo)
“Geberit Pluvia roof drainage contributed to the sustainable aspects of the Viborg City Hall by facilitating a durable and ecological solution. Pluvia plays an important role in securing reliable drainage for the roof of this innovative building.”

Lars Risager, Managing Director, Nordic countries

 

Geberit is a member of important sustainable building councils:

Minergie (Logo)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (Logo)
Green Building Council Member (Logo)