21CD twenty-first century development

Hedebygade Block

Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hedebygade Block is an urban demonstration development that showcases ecological renovation while promoting innovative technologies. Developer Anders Pedersen creates a demonstration project of environmental urban renovation, while contributing to the knowledge base on ecological solutions and promoting new energy efficient technologies. 

Size:

1 urban block, 12 buildings, 115 apartments, 430 people

Dates:

Original construction:1880s; Renovation:2004

Project Team:

Developer: Anders Pedersen

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Community gardens.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Innovative air filtration through vegetation, rainwater gardens incorporated into landscaping design, plant trellises and green walls.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Located in dense urban environment located near public transportation and services, internal court- yard walking paths

Water

Water

Goals: 20% reduction in water use to 23-31 gal/yr./person.

Strategies: Grey water and rainwater collection areas, efficient appliances.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Increase efficiency of buildings by 35-45%, pilot for low energy housing research. Energy Demand: 37.5 kBtu/ft² CO2e tons: 1.2 tons/person/ year

Strategies: Passive solar strategies, sun wall with heat exchanger, PV integrated into facade, heat recovery ventilation, light tunnels, district heating, efficient appliances, extensive metering and tracking of energy consumption, community laundry, individual apartment metering and overall consumption monitoring.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Not specified.

Strategies: Mix of student, tenant owned, rental units, low income housing, elderly housing, and unemployed housing. Integrated approach to urban renewal, involvement of residents in planning, community center including hall, cafe, kitchen and laundry. Buildings surround open internal courtyard with walking paths and water features.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Utilized Danish concept for eco-accounting to reduce CO 2 emissions and increase efficiency, create a technical specification for future projects.

Strategies: Select recycled and locally sourced materials, renovate existing buildings reduced construction waste.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Waste sorting facilities, waste reduction and recycling education for residents.

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Sources: cardiff.ac.uk  |  bshf.org  |  kulturarv.dk  |  sealevel.ca

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.