Welcome to Nordic Built Education!

The climate changes as such are forcing us to consider consumption, emissions etc. and demands higher skills and expertise among building professionals. A key challenge to energy renovation of the existing building stock is the absence of a joint Nordic framework for the understanding of a sustainable renovation, adapted to the Nordic building culture and the Nordic architectural history and the values of cultural heritage and at the same time meets the intentions of the Nordic Built Charter.

Sharing of the knowledge and experience that is already existing is scarce - we know too little, and what we know, we don't share very well. In light of these facts, Konstruktørforeningen in Denmark, Nordic Innovation, Swedish, and Norwegian Universities are cooperating to promote this shared Nordic understanding. There are currently two projects.

Educating Building Experts in the Nordic Built Charter

A key challenge to energy refurbishment of the existing building stock is the absence of a joint Nordic framework adapted to the Nordic building culture, the Nordic architectural history and the values of cultural heritage, and which at the same time meets the intentions of the Nordic Built Charter. We want to create a strong platform for cooperation and promoting innovation by establishing an exchange of knowledge between the educational system in the Nordic countries by including the professional organizations, the universities, the lecturers and the students. To read more about this project click here.

From Sustainable Refurbishment to Sustainable Facility Management

It is a fact well known from research that barriers exist between intentions of sustainability and the actual implementation of it in commercial and public construction. Some of these barriers are technological, communicative, related to involvement, organizational, and habitual. Renovated buildings all too often fail to live up to demands and standards for their future use, which results in conversion, and having to re-renovate. This cannot be said to be economically, socially or environmentally sustainable. The question that needs to be addressed is how to secure better interplay between users and the renovated building in regards to servicing and collection of experience of facility management. For more information click here.

Sustainable Facility Management: Nordic Built Summer School 2017

People who are attending the summer school in March 2017 in Trondheim can find materials and resources in the room "Summer School 2017 NTNU". To access this room click here. Alternatively, locate the "navigation box" then click "courses" and then you should be able to see the course called "Summer School 2017 NTNU". Note however that not all rooms are accessible to everyone without permission.

Air photo of Trondheim, 2008.

About Moodle

Moodle is the Virtual Learning Environment for the Nordic Built projects. Nordic Built Education uses Moodle to provide course materials and acitivities for present students. On the right you can login with your student username and your password. When you are logged in you can access your specific courses. Guest access is available for specific courses and materials.