07 Nov 2023
Living Places Copenhagen nominated for Bo Bedre’ Design Award 2023
We are happy to announce that Living Places Copenhagen is nominated for Bo Bedre’ Design Award 2023 in the Innovation category. Together with EFFEKT, Artelia Denmark and Enemærke & Petersen a/s, we have built homes with a three times lower CO2-footprint and a three times better indoor climate.
As a part of the project, we have carried out a complete LCA and mapped each material, design and building technique in terms of the emissions they project compared to a typical Danish household. With Living Places Copenhagen, we demonstrate that we don’t have to wait for future technology to build homes that benefit both people and the planet.
Bo Bedre will announce the winners on November 8. We look forward to the outcome!
Photo: Adam Mørk
For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 35 countries and around 11,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2021, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 3.5 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 244 million in charitable grants.
In April 2023 the VELUX Group, EFFEKT, Artelia, and Enemærke & Petersen opened the doors to Living Places Copenhagen in the Railway District in Copenhagen. It is the first prototype of the overall Living Places concept, and the vision is to lead the way in the building industry and show how rethinking buildings can help solve some of the global climate and health challenges. The groundbreaking project demonstrates that it is possible to build homes with a CO2 footprint that is 2/3 lower per m2/year than the Danish standard while ensuring a first-class indoor climate.