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 150 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 initiative that aims to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological 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. Henning Larsen Architects’ 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.