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Sustainability - C.F. Møller

Sustainability

 

C.F. Møller’s vision is to Improve life for people and planet. With almost 100 years of award-winning architecture inspired by our Nordic values and holistic approach, we place social, economic and environmental sustainability at the heart of our work.
As architects, we play a central role in creating societal and economic value for our clients and for society at large. We interpret our clients aims, and create archi-tectural solutions with lasting functional, technical and aesthetic qualities that meet today’s needs, whilst also contributing to the long term cultural quality of the built environment.
C.F. Møller is a member of the UN Global Compact, and actively works with the Sustainable Development Goals. We is-sue an annual Communication of Progress (COP), which also contains our documenta-tion of Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality.

 

Communication on Progress 2019

Sustainability - C.F. Møller

How We Work

 

We integrate sustainability directly into our architecture from the earliest stages to create greater value for clients, users and society. Individual sustainability concepts work to achieve specific goals, but they must also be part of a clear, holistic architectural vision, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Sustainability - C.F. Møller

Exploring variations

 

During the design process we purposefully explore many variations to find the most optimal and sustainable solution.


We use custom developed optimisation tools to parametrically explore daylighting, thermal comfort, energy, microclimate, life cycle analysis, etc. from the earliest stages of the design process. Our state-of-the-art daylighting tools allow us to find the best urban forms that ensure healthy, well-lit buildings from the very first sketch.

Sustainability - C.F. Møller. Photo: Beauty and the Bit

Documenting sustainability

 

Sustainable buildings create extra value for clients and society, so we document the performance of our buildings to the highest levels, using recognized tools for energy, daylighting, life cycle analysis, life cycle costing, etc.


C.F. Møller has extensive experience certifying buildings with the DGNB,
LEED, BREEAM and Miljöbyggnad sustainability systems. Our highly qualified DGNB Auditors use custom developed, BIM-integrated tools to optimize the certification.

Sustainability - C.F. Møller. Photo: Adam Mørk

Selected Projects

 

Copenhagen International School


The Copenhagen International School is a new school building located in the new Nordhavn district, reflecting the maritime heritage of this old harbour area. The unique facade is covered in 12,000 photovoltaic panels, each individually angled to create a sequin-like effect, which supply more than half of the school’s annual electricity consumption. It is the largest building-integrated PV plant in Denmark, and the school lives up to the stringent Danish 2020 low-energy building code.

 

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Sustainability - C.F. Møller. Photo: Nikolaj Jakobsen

 

Kajstaden Tower, Västerås


For new buildings, the environmental impact from the production of construction materials is now larger than that from space heating. We therefore actively work to reduce the environmental impact of buildings, and are frontrunners in designing sustainable timber buildings. The Kajstaden Tower apartments, completed in 2019, is entirely built of timber and is now Sweden’s tallest timber building. The loadbearing walls, floors, beams, balconies and elevator shaft are all built with cross-laminated timber. The lightweight timber panels are easy to lift, giving greater precision and a quicker construction time.

 

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Netto, Horsens


Built from recyclable materials, made
of timber and clad in both wood and terracotta tiles, C.F. Møller and Netto are creating Denmark’s first DGNB Gold-certified free-standing grocery store. The ambition is to set the standard for future grocery stores. The building is designed for disassembly, and it is possible to separate parts of the building into complete elements for recycling and use in other construction projects. The landscape around the store enhances biodiversity, and a green sedum roof contributes to rainwater retention and provides natural cooling during the summer months.

 

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City to the Water, Randers


Higher greenhouse gas concentrations
in the atmosphere mean our climate is already changing. New buildings and landscapes therefore need to be able to cope with changing climatic conditions, where extremes in rainfall, drought and heat waves will become more the norm, rather than the exception. The development plan ‘City to the Water’ adapts the future of Randers to the environment, connects the city with the water and develops the attractive areas between the medieval city centre, the river Gudenå and Randers Fjord into a unique city borne of the river.

 

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