Building Narratives for the Built Environment

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CNCA Selects Arup to Develop City Handbook for Carbon Neutral Buildings tile-image

CNCA Selects Arup to Develop City Handbook for Carbon Neutral Buildings

Year to Be Completed: 2024

Handbook to offer cities a practicable approach to reducing COemissions through low carbon construction.

How to Cut Climate-Changing Emissions? Recycle Buildings tile-image

How to Cut Climate-Changing Emissions? Recycle Buildings

Year Completed: 2023

Prioritising sustainable construction materials could help the European Union meet its climate change goals.

How the Revision of the Construction Products Regulation Can Support Cities in Building Sustainably tile-image

How the Revision of the Construction Products Regulation Can Support Cities in Building Sustainably

Year Completed: 2023

The CPR has an extraordinary potential to dramatically cut down emissions from the construction sector in Europe, which to date remains largely unchallenged.

Sustainable Construction: Lessons From Helsinki tile-image

Sustainable Construction: Lessons From Helsinki

Year Completed: 2023

Helsinki has been using competitions to encourage sustainable construction and is leading the way in reducing the sector’s carbon impact.

Embodied Carbon Meeting in Lille tile-image

Embodied Carbon Meeting in Lille

Year Completed: 2023

Video: Reflections from city officials on their participation and site visits organized during the meeting hosted by Lille Metropole in June 2023 in the framework of the project.

Stockholm Gasworks: Reducing Emissions Through Circularity tile-image

Stockholm Gasworks: Reducing Emissions Through Circularity

Year Completed: 2023

Video: The former Gasworks area in Stockholm Royal Seaport ceased gas production in 2011. Today, a new era is beginning at the site, with emphasis on reuse and circularity.

Stockholm Coal Wharf: Towards a Green and Decarbonized Built Environment tile-image

Stockholm Coal Wharf: Towards a Green and Decarbonized Built Environment

Year Completed: 2023

Video: The Stockholm Royal Seaport is a former brownfield area which is undergoing one of Europe’s largest redevelopments and it’s happening using high sustainability standards.

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 1 — Little Finlandia tile-image

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 1 — Little Finlandia

Year Completed: 2022

Part 1 of 3 series of videos: Helsinki illustrates the health, workplace, and environmental benefits of wood construction. Helsinki is rethinking its built environment and promoting more sustainable approaches in its city buildings.

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 2 — Supercell Headquarters tile-image

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 2 — Supercell Headquarters

Year Completed: 2022

Part 2 of 3 series of videos: Helsinki illustrates the health, workplace, and environmental benefits of wood construction. Helsinki is rethinking its built environment and promoting more sustainable approaches in its city buildings.

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 3 — City Planning tile-image

Helsinki: The Wood City — Part 3 — City Planning

Year Completed: 2022

Part 3 of 3 series of videos: Helsinki illustrates the health, workplace, and environmental benefits of wood construction. Helsinki is rethinking its built environment and promoting more sustainable approaches in its city buildings.

Climate Activism Can’t Leave out the Built Environment — It Generates Half of Emissions tile-image

Climate Activism Can’t Leave out the Built Environment — It Generates Half of Emissions

Year Completed: 2022

Buildings hardly receive the climate activism commensurate with their impact – despite concrete being the second-most consumed material after water.

Amsterdam: De Warren tile-image

Amsterdam: De Warren

Year Completed: 2022

Video: De Warren is the first self-build housing cooperative in Amsterdam. The energy-positive building has 36 affordable rental apartments, about 800 m² of communal space, is made of biobased materials and is drawn up from cross laminated timber and recycled wooden finishes.

Amsterdam: De Vondeltuin tile-image

Amsterdam: De Vondeltuin

Year Completed: 2022

Video: The old Vondeltuin, a large terrace located at a spacious park,  burned down a few years ago. The video shows how Amsterdam supported the redevelopment of the area, by renovating in a circular way, making the best use of already existing materials and minimizing the environmental impact of their building processes.

Level(s), What’s in It for Cities? tile-image

Level(s), What’s in It for Cities?

Year Completed: 2022

Factsheet to help EU cities achieve sustainability goals

It’s Time to Cut the Emissions From Creating Our Homes and Offices tile-image

It’s Time to Cut the Emissions From Creating Our Homes and Offices

Year Completed: 2022

The first step is getting people as excited about cutting ‘built environment’ pollution as plastic or food waste.

Communicating the Importance of Embodied Carbon and Bio-based Materials in the Built Environment tile-image

Communicating the Importance of Embodied Carbon and Bio-based Materials in the Built Environment

Year Completed: 2022