30 Sustainable Nordic Buildings


A book containing best practice examples of sustainable Nordic buildings based on the Charter principles.Nordic Innovation are proud to present this book, which offers inspiration for how to use the Charter in practice. How does it work? What do the ten principles mean? How can they be interpreted? The 30 Nordic building projects presented in the book showcase excellent application of the 10 principles in the Charter.The book was launched at the World Efficiency conference in Paris 13 October, where it was handed out to the participating Nordic Ministers and Secretaries of State – as well as to the French Minister of Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal. They were all participating in an event called Nordic Efficiency, hosted by the Nordic Embassies in France and the Nordic Council of Ministers.The 30 building projects in the book can be found across the Nordic region. They represent different building types, from kindergartens to office buildings – and even a prison. Some of them are already completed, while others are in the planning phase.What they have in common, is that they are exemplary in their innovative sustainable use of building concepts, and can serve as inspiration for building owners, architects, client consultants, developers and academia looking for new ways to consolidate a sustainable Nordic built environment.