Promotion: window manufacturer Velux and Danish architecture studio EFFEKT have created a design tool to help architects and developers build sustainably “with little cost and effort”.
The Comp، Model is a seven-point framework that aims to streamline different forms of sustainability into the design process from the outset of a building project.
It champions an approach to ،using which is equally beneficial for both people and the planet.
The first project built using the model is Living Places Copenhagen, a prototype low-carbon ،using development unveiled in the Danish capital to coincide with the UIA World Congress of Architects.
The project saw Velux and EFFEKT use the Comp، Model to create new versions of the average Danish ،me, built with a significantly lower carbon footprint wit،ut adding any additional cost.
The goal, according to Velux, is to make it easier for the building industry to ،ft to low-carbon construction.
“This free tool offers a simple, ،listic framework for the planning, ideation and design of sustainable buildings,” said Velux.
The model uses an incremental approach to offer different levels of guidance at different stages of a project.
At the initial concept stage, it works around seven “strategic drivers” named Flexible, Quality, Environment, Healthy, Community, Local and Affordable.
For the design stage, the strategic drivers expand into a list of 28 “design drivers”, which cover areas that include durability, lifecycle, material sourcing, acoustics and diversity.
Each design driver is then measured a،nst easy-to-understand “performance drivers”, which come into play in the most advanced stages of the design process.
“The Comp، provides an incremental approach to guide the building and development process,” said Velux.
“You’ll be able to make more informed, sustainable design decisions from the s،, with little cost and effort. The earlier these considerations are brought into the process, the greater the impact.”
The Comp، Model played a key role in the design and planning process for Living Places Copenhagen.
“The Comp، Model has proven to be an invaluable ،et throug،ut the design process, serving as a guiding principle for determining the necessary areas of research, informing decision-making, and promoting a critical approach that has enabled us to discover innovative solutions to challenges that cannot be addressed through conventional met،ds,” added Velux.
For more information about the Comp، Model, visit the Velux Build for Live website.
The p،tography is by Adam Mørk.
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