The new Nordea office building should achieve the highest score
in the international certification system in green building, LEED.
LEED evaluates the building as a whole - from programme through
effective treatment of water, energy, materials, indoor climate to
Henning Larsen Architects applies a unique, holistic design
method, developed by the company itself. Focus is on minimiming the
energy consumption of the building. This is achieved by
reducing the energy consumption, then optimising
the technical solutions and finally integrating solutions for
energy production in the buildings.
The energy consumption of the new building has continuously been
simulated through studies of volumes, materials, room heights,
light and shadow, noise, wind and feasibility of indoor and outdoor
spaces. Subsequently, the energy consumption has been further
reduced by intelligent selection and use of efficient
With the applied methodology, the building will achieve a LEED
Platinum certification, while at the same time offering an energy
consumption of 41 kWh/m2/year. This makes Nordea's new building a
sustainable role model.