What is FutureBuilt?
FutureBuilt is a ten-year programme (2010-2020) with a vision of developing carbon neutral urban areas and high-quality architecture. The aim is to complete 50 pilot projects – urban areas as well as individual buildings – with the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions. These prototypes will also contribute to a good city environment with regard to ecological cycles, health and the general impression of the city.
FutureBuilt sets high quality criteria for the prototype projects. The short-term objective is to complete projects with a 50 % reduction in climate gas emissions from transport, energy use and materials compared to the current standards. The level of ambition will rise in the coming years.
FutureBuilt aims to be an arena for innovation, competence building and exchange of experiences. It will be a learning platform for clients, architects, advisers, entrepreneurs, municipal administrations as well as users.
FutureBuilt wishes to promote national and international showcases, and provide the opportunity for broad profiling of the actors involved.
FutureBuilt is cooperative partnership between 11 partners: the municipal authorities of Oslo, Bærum, Asker and Drammen, the Ministry of the Environment, the Norwegian State Housing Bank, Enova (Norwegian energy national fund), Transnova (National fund to reduce GHG-emissions from transport), the National Office of Building Technology and Administration, the Green Building Alliance and the National Association of Norwegian Architects.
FutureBuilt started in 2009 and will last until 2020. Prototype projects will be completed throughout the entire period. The communication will be continuous, and the documentation, sharing of experiences and on-site exhibitions related to the different projects will take place as these are being completed.
The FutureBuilt prototype projects can be viewed here.
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