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Sustainable urban development

Copenhagen: one of the world’s most sustainable cities

The DGNB system is a comprehensive assessment of the sustainability of a building, whereby a building or construction project is assessed based on a series of criteria; see the list below. 


ArkiTours offers a study tour specifically about DGNB-certified projects in the Copenhagen region:

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How do construction affect the environment, the economy and social conditions?


The DGNB system is a holistic understanding of construction, ie. environment, economy and social conditions are given equal weight, eg when a company must have developed a garden, or when a municipality develops a new urban area. The project is developed on the basis of a large number of global criteria based on the UN's definition of sustainability, see also the list below.


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