21CD twenty-first century development

Pilestredat Park

St. Hanshaugen, Oslo, Norway

Pilestredat park is an urban neighborhood development consisting of apartment buildings that re-purposed an existing hospital campus. It is designed to be carbon-neutral, use innovative energy efficiency methods, and used strict reductions on wast during construction.

Size:

(New Construction, renovation) 21 acres

Dates:

1883-hospital, 1997-master plan, 2001-2006

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: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: 30% landscaped.

Transportation

Goals: 80% commuting without cars.

Strategies: Public transportation access. Bicycling infrastructure, including 2.5 bike storage spaces per apartment. Close proximity to services. Walking paths throughout the community.

Water

Water

Goals: Water consumption: 40 gallons per person, per day. 90% of stormwater retained on site.

Strategies: Stormwater fills reflecting pools in public spaces.Reservoir bodies of crushed stone. Underground retention tanks. Individual metering of tap water.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Carbon neutral. Energy demand: 34.1 kBtu/square foot.

Strategies: Reduce energy demand by 30%. Building energy management system. District heating. Solar panels. Individual metering. Heat recovery ventilation. CO2 calculations to compare different building scenarios. Energy use estimates and requirements.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: 25% of materials contain recycled content.

Strategies: Material selection for indoor air quality. Life-cycle of materials used is documented.

Waste

Goals: Operations waste: 290 lbs/person/year. Separated: 80% organics, 70% recycling, garbage.

Strategies: 98% of demolition waste was recycled. Hazardous waste was disposed of properly. 75% of construction waste was recycled.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Buffer traffic noise. Good indoor air quality. Biophilic design. Community designed to maximize access to natural resources, roof gardens, balconies, recreational areas within the community. Education on using energy technology in apartments. Emphasis on walkability.

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