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Environment-oriented construction of a disability centre in Egedal Municipality
A municipal housing project for the disabled in Vekso was the attempt to establish more stringent requirements for future construction than it had been possible to establish within the framework of local plans. Requirements for the disability housing were in the 2002 local plan specified to:
- Standards for insulation which are in line with requirements for 0-energy houses.
- Use of window sections with optimal insulation.
- Use of principles for utilization of passive solar energy.
- Use of active water-borne solar systems for domestic water heating
- Use of heat pumps
- Use of photovoltaic technology for production of electricity.
- Use of A-rated lamps and fixtures.
- Use of building materials that in particular contributes to a phase out undesirable chemical substances, produced and dispensed with a least as possible consumption of energy, and contributes to an improvement of the indoor climate and general quality of life.
- Implementation of facilities which contributes to a reduced consumption of electricity, heat and water. Implementation of systems that prompt behavioral changes in relation to consumption of electricity, heat and water as well as reduced amounts of waste.
The housing project was adopted in 2002 calling for a ban on PVC, use of pesticides, and requirements for the use of Life Cycle Costing in order to meet implementation of renewable energy.