Discover our view on some of the major challenges we are facing today.
Cities are growing. With that comes challenges. Urban flooding and fire fatalities being some of them. Intense rainfall overwhelms the capacity of the drainage systems in cities.
With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.
When environmental goals are more important than ever, improving energy efficiency in buildings presents an immediate opportunity to make our towns and cities healthier, safer and more sustainable.
Beautiful architecture makes us feel better. The emotional impact of beautiful buildings can transcend the personal, even to the extent of improving the communities we live in.
Built with the right techniques, a home can produce as much energy as it uses.
The following is an excerpt from the keynote address Jens Birgersson delivered on 20 September 2016 as part of Climate Week New York’s Urban Innovation for Liveable Cities event. The specific portion of the conference was themed: Promoting Innovative Energy Partnerships. Jens Birgersson's thoughts have also been posted on Huffington Post.
The ROCKWOOL Group takes part in high level UN-Habitat meeting on New Urban Agenda, 5-6 September 2017. The cities in which we will live in 2030 are being designed in 2017, if not already planned. With the New Urban Agenda agreed by UN Member States last autumn as part of Habitat III, the intention is to set a new global standard for sustainable urban development and help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.
Energy efficiency can reduce the environmental footprint of a growing population
Lars Sørensen, Production worker
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