THE ADAPTABLE HOUSE WINS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE

The Adaptable House, designed by GXN and in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects, has been selected as Denmark’s 2015 Energy Globe Award winner. The project won for its state-of-the art design, which significantly reduces resource consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Energy Globe Jury hails the Adaptable House as “a prototype for building in the twenty-first century.” In their evaluation, the house is highlighted for its extraordinarily long lifespan of up to 120 years, thereby ensuring carbon savings equivalent to building nearly three new houses. Furthermore, it consumes 36% less energy in operation than a standard house.

Established in 1999, the Energy Globe Award is an Austrian-based initia-tive that aims to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for eco-logical changes. Each year they honor outstanding projects from all parts of the world which demonstrate best practice in environmental sustainability.

“Energy efficient building solutions play a pivotal role in our striving for a greener, cleaner future. GXN's winning project demonstrates how a flexible, adaptable approach in the life cycle of a house can save carbon emissions and help us to mitigate climate change,” notes Cosima Steiner of Advantage Austria, a cooperation partner of the Energy Globe Awards.

This year’s national winners represent 177 countries from around the world, selected from among 1,005 entries.

The Adaptable House forms part of a large development project financed by Realdania Byg.

Read more about the project HERE.

2015.06.17

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