Climate Adaptation Plan, Denmark. Preparation and development of a climate adaptation plan to make the city more resilient to climate change, more liveable and more sustainable. During a storm in the summer of 2011, rainfall measured almost 100 mm in 60 minutes, resulted in estimated 5-6 billion DKK damages.© TREDJE NATUR
To support sustainable water management, build resilience from the impacts of climate change and prevent water-related conflicts across borders, the UK Aid-funded Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), is investing £30 million and aims to mobilise a further £55 million of new investment in the water sector across 12 countries in Southern Africa. COWI provides technical experts for the programme and takes up the role as a 50/50 JV partner with WYG.© COWI
Copenhagen Metro, Denmark. 39 metro stations serving 100+ million passengers yearly to support mobility in the growing capital. Among many other service areas, COWI is responsible for the station design. A guiding star has been to ensure natural light into the underground stations and to design the urban space in the image of the people using them.© cowi
Bridges to Prosperity, Rwanda. 3,000+ people in Kucyaruseke can now enjoy a safe and permanent 80 metres long footbridge crossing, providing easier access to healthcare, education and markets.© COWI
Green LIDL Stores, Sweden. The world’s greenest retail buildings. Designed with sustainable solutions for energy, mobility and materials like solar panels, recovery of waste heat, energy-efficient LED lightning, charging stations for electrical cars and robust and healthy and low-emitting building materials.© LIDL Växjö
Stavanger University Hospital, Norway. A BIM project providing substantial innovations in industrialised building processes and digital collaboration as well as savings of time and cost of the project and the future operation of the building.© Nordic - Office of Architecture
Nordea Headquarters, Denmark. 47,000 m² headquarters with 2,500 office stations designed to the LEED Platinum standard with an energy usage of 41 kWh/m2 pr. year. 1.870 m² solar cells, microshades in the glass roof block 90% of the sun's energy in the summer and allow 35% to enter in the winter, and rainwater is collected for toilets and watering of green areas.© cowi
Grønnmo Landfill Site, Norway. Reducing the amount of polluted water and upgrading the extraction of landfill gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the old landfill site, which today is a new recreational area.© Renovasjonsetaten
Advanced Waste Management, South Africa. Development and implementation of sustainable provision of solid waste management services to handle the 220,000 tones of waste produced in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality each year.© GettyImages
Town Of Nye, Denmark. An urban development project focusing on visionary water and climate management. E.g. a newly developed treatment plant collects rainwater and supplies the town with secondary water for toilets and washing machines. Saves 30 million litres of drinking water resources annually.© Tækker Group
Abu Hamour Water Drainage Tunnel, Qatar. Up to 16.5 m³ of water flows through the 9.5 km long and 3.7 metres wide Abu Hamour storm water tunnel every second, meaning it could drain an Olympic swimming pool in around two and a half minutes.© cowi
Lusaka Sanitation Programme, Zambia. The Lusaka Sanitation Programme invests in new clean water and sanitation facilities. E.g. wastewater treatment plants, 520 km of sewers, decentralised wastewater treatment systems, 100 public toilets and some 12,000 on-site sanitation units and fecal sludge management.© cowi
London Array, United Kingdom. 175 massive turbines and two substations covering 100 km² and producing up to 630 megawatts of electricity – enough power for more than half a million homes a year.© London Array Ltd
District Heating System, China. The district heating system in Shangri-La sets new standards for energy-efficient and emission-free heat production in Chin. Increasing energy production by 200-300% and supplying heat to around 100,000 inhabitants.
Renewable Energy Systems, Indonesia. Solar power will cover 95-100% of the 2,000 villagers' energy consumption. The islanders will also benefit from integrated diesel generators, and refurbishment of distribution cables for 24/7 provision of power.© COWI
LNG Terminal at the PREEM Refinery, Sweden. An LNG terminal has been built so natural gas can replace other hydrocarbons with a bigger environmental impact, reducing the refinery's carbon dioxide emissions by 130,000 tonnes per year.
Danfoss Energy Savings, Denmark. The heat recovery project, co-producing cooling water and central heating, brings an annual saving of DKK 3.4 million and reduce gas consumption by 1.2 million m³ and CO₂ emissions by 2,700 tonnes yearly.
Lyckan E20, Sweden. Examination of the Alingsås motorway upgrade’s contribution to sustainable long-term development by conducting impact analyses for the natural and cultural environments, risks, noise, vibration, air quality, soil contamination, pipes and cables, traffic and social aspects.© White Arkitekter
Sollihøgda Plussby, Norway. Europe's first "plus city" – Sollihøgda Plussby – will generate more energy than consumed. Potentially housing 30,000 people, the city is built based on knowledge on climate change and zero-emission neighborhoods (ZEN – the Zero Emission Network).© Cityscape Digital/ COWI
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