Information about Nordic Built
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.
Watch a video about how the nordic built charter was created.
Excerpts from Nordic Built webpage
Nordic Built was a Nordic initiative to accelerate the development of sustainable building concepts – combining key Nordic strengths, providing arenas for collaboration and realising concrete projects that demonstrate world-class scalable solutions. The programme was initiated by the Nordic ministers for trade and industry and carried out in the period 2012-2014, through the execution of 3 main modules:
Module 1 – The Charter: The Charter consists of 10 principles defining the strongholds of the Nordic building sector. It provides a platform for cooperation and sets high ambitions for our future built environment, based on a holistic perspective. Click to download the Charter
Module 2 – The Challenge: The objective of the Challenge was to encourage innovation and the development of sustainable, viable and scalable refurbishment concepts for some of the most common building types in the Nordic region – and to demonstrate the principles of the Nordic Built Charter in practice. Click to see the winning projects.
Module 3 – The Change: Through a joint Nordic funding programme for innovation, R&D and demonstration projects, the aim of this module was to bring about wider change by accelerating and supporting the use of new concepts for sustainable construction. Calls for proposals were released in 2013 and 2014 and a total of 17 projects received funding – and are running until 2018. Click to read more about the funded projects.