Henning Larsen Architects attaches great importance to designing environmentally friendly and integrated, energy-efficient solutions. Our projects are characterised by a high degree of social responsibility, not only in relation to materials and production but also regarding positive, social spaces encouraging intimacy and community.
The objective of sustainability is to create value ranging from soft, social values to location-determined, infrastructural, demographic and climatic values. This holistic approach creates increased value through sustainability.
Increased value is achieved when a majority of the objectives can interact and the selected tools support each other. We aim only to apply tools that create value for all aspects. In this way, qualitative and quantitative objectives will interact.
Numerous solutions to reduce energy consumption in building processes already exist and these should be incorporated into projects from the very first sketches. As one of our projects has demonstrated it is possible to save 80 % of the energy consumption simply by designing and situating correctly (functional positioning, height, width and depth) in relation to the surrounding urban landscape and climate.
Therefore, achieving sustainability is all about making the right design decisions, taking into early consideration the indoor climate and comfort. It is essential to know the connection between energy reduction and indoor climate. Often, energy consumption compensates for the poor indoor climate and comfort of a building.