Bidrag til white paper for Creative Denmark


I Transition arbejder vi aktivt med at sætte cirkulær økonomi på dagsordenen. Derfor har vi bidraget med en case til et white paper; ”Designing the irresistible circular society”, udarbejdet i et samarbejde mellem BLOXHUB, Dansk Arkitektur Center, Dansk Design Center og Creative Denmark.
Vi har bidraget med vores arbejde for Olav de Linde om beregning af CO2-udledningen ved renovering fremfor nybyg i håbet om, at den kan inspirere andre i udviklingen af cirkulære projekter.

Vi håber I vil tage godt imod udgivelsen og dykke ned i alle de mange projekter, der har været med til at sætte cirkulære løsninger på dagsordenen.

I kan læse vores bidrag nedenfor og hele den aktuelle white paper HER.


Renovation can be the more sustainable choice

Postcentralen on Ankersgade, Aarhus, stands as a prime example of how preserving materials and renovating an old building can be the more sustainable choice compared to a new, energy-efficient building.

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When working with sustainability in buildings, it is essential to consider the whole life of the building. This means everything from the materials used in the construction, their journey from raw materials to end-of-life and how much energy it requires to operate the building. In the renovation of Postcentralen on Ankersgade, Olav de Linde hired Transition to show whether their decision to renovate was more sustainable than if they had decided to tear it down and build a new building.

Transition made an in-depth examination of the specific case with an analysis and comparison of CO2 emission from two building scenarios: the old renovated building and a fictive new building. Life cycle assessments and CO2 calculations were the backbone of the analysis that considered both embodied carbon, CO2 emissions from building materials, and CO2 emission from energy used to operate the buildings.

The results were clear: if the renovation of the old post terminal includes replacing old technical installations with new, energy-efficient solutions, and if the materials used for renewing the building are chosen based on low CO2 emission, the old building will be more sustainable than a new one.