Sustainability

Locally and globally

As Northern Europe's leading fenestrators we are aware, not only of global concerns, but also of our own local environment.

HSHansen always attributes the approach to projects with sustainability in focus.

The primary focus is on solutions, attitudes and materials that take into account both social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Sustainable construction is about more than the environment

Sustainable construction is anchored in the 3 pillars Environment, Economy and Social, which were first defined in 1987 in the Brundtland report and then further specified in the Rio Declaration of 1992. In short, sustainable construction means that a building has the least possible impact on the environment. way - while the construction is good for people to reside in.

Our goal

Our goal is to find an appropriate balance between meeting our customers' needs and our desire to protect the environment.

 

HSHansen's contribution to Social Sustainability

  • Narrow profile systems that provide more daylight and greater comfort
  • Natural ventilation via the facade (can contribute to better air exchange)
  • Our solutions are aesthetically and architecturally balanced

 

HSHansen's contribution to Economic Sustainability

  • Good energy performance of the facade helps to ensure low operating costs for heating.
  • Our products and solutions are established with low U-values
  • Material choices are all with long lifetimes and require minimal or no maintenance during the lifetime (+50 years)

 

HSHansen's contribution to Environmental Sustainability

  • Aluminum can be recycled with great advantage, thereby reducing energy consumption and thus the environmental impact
  • Choice of materials with long lifetimes contributes positively to a reduced environmental impact.
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In recent years, HSHansen has actively participated in a number of projects that have achieved sustainability certifications.

 

DGNB

  • August Schade Kvarteret (ASK04): Goal DGNB Gold
  • Hotel Hilton: Measure DGBN Silver
  • Lidl HQ: Goal DGNB Platinum
     

LEED

  • Ferring: Measure LEED Gold
     

BREEAM

  • Fylkeshuset Bergen
     

HSHansen has contributed to the projects with documentation for materials as well as performance (energy) of systems for compliance with the requirements in the respective schemes. HSHansen has prepared EPDs for its own product systems to support the above documentation.

In 2012, the Green Building Council Denmark, the independent council for sustainable and environmentally sound construction in Denmark, introduced the DGNB certification in a version adapted to Danish conditions. In addition, LEED or BREEAM is often used for Danish projects, for buildings for multinational organizations that want to follow one scheme across borders.

HSHansen's systems can make a positive contribution to the various schemes. We have made an overview of which categories in the various schemes we can influence and indicated how this contribution can be optimized. It is important to remember that the earlier in the process we are included in the project, the greater the opportunities to optimize the various parameters.

HansenGroup is obliged to

  • Comply with all existing environmental legislation
  • Review environmental performance at all company locations on a regular basis
  • Take environmental issues and factors into account when planning and developing new and existing activities
  • Improve the environmental impact of the company's activities and prevent pollution
  • Make informed contributions to the development of public policy on relevant environmental issues
  • Collect information regarding the company's environmental impact and registration
  • Respond to society's needs and concerns regarding the environment

For HSHansen, sustainability is not just about certified buildings. We work to bring sustainability into all the choices we make in everyday life. We have therefore initiated a number of activities that will increase awareness and create a more sustainable company.