- A Nordic initiative to accelerate Nordic competitive concepts for a sustainable built environment.
The program is launched to help realise the vision for the Nordic region: to be a leading innovative region in green growth and welfare. Innovation and entrepreneurship is seen as key to solving the major global challenges we are facing. The need to cut CO2 emissions and energy consumption is one of these challenges. Energy use in buildings constitutes 40% of the total energy consumption. The Nordic region has made this challenge a high priority, and already there are substantial activities, initiatives and programs running on a national level. The Nordic Built is to build upon and cooperate closely with these, and thus enhance the Nordic region’s unique position to develop global solutions that will ensure a sustainable built environment of the future.
Today the Nordic region delivers a range of single components to low energy buildings, such as insulation material, pumps, windows and ventilation systems. Furthermore, the Nordic region is known for high quality architecture, characterized by its durability, use of daylight, functional design and implementation of natural materials. Combined with strict regulations and high ambitions to make its built environment the best in the world, the Nordic region possess appropriate building blocks that can ensure the development and export of energy efficient solutions to the building sector.
However, despite the Nordic building sector’s strongholds, the Nordic region has not yet managed to position itself as world leading within green building. There is thus a need for a targeted effort to highlight and promote the Nordic building sectors strongholds, abilities and solutions. This effort is to create awareness both within the Nordic region and outside to the qualities that characterizes Nordic sustainable building.
The clear link between the Nordic identity, strengths and values (i.e. social consciousness, functionality, democracy) and sustainability is evident, and the Nordic building sector can proudly claim ownership of the term sustainable. Nordic Built will evolve around the core of what is Nordic, revitalize it, and make it the centre of the Nordic building sector’s competitive advantage. Nordic Built will demonstrate that the Nordic region can deliver sustainable and energy efficient solutions and concepts for the future built environment.
Objective of Nordic Built:
Accelerate Nordic competitive concepts for a sustainable built environment
This objective is to be met by focusing on the following strategic goals:
Identify. Highlight Nordic strengths, competence and values to provide a platform uniting the Nordic building sector and accentuate its close link to sustainability.
Collaborate. Achieve remarkable results by combining the strengths and competences of the Nordic region, and effectuate increased competitiveness
Build. Realize the potential of the Nordic building sector by demonstrating Nordic strengths and values in concrete projects. The concrete projects will develop new, holistic concepts and primarily address the topics of sustainable retrofitting and cost models.
The program will be carried out through the execution of at least three modules in the time span 2012-2014. These modules will cover a range of interconnected activities and build on each other. Read more about the three modules.