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Gottlieb Paludan Architects’ Annual Sustainability Report 2019


As one of the large architectural companies in Denmark, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has a responsibility for sustainable global development. We want to play an active role in the progress towards a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for people and planet. This mission places sustainability firmly at the core of our organization.

Gottlieb Paludan Architects has been a member of the UN Global Compact initiative since 2009. This year’s Annual Sustainability Report reaffirms our support and describes our actions to continually improve the integration of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, employee rights and the protec­tion of the natural environment and actively op­posing corruption in all its forms.

As a newly in­tegrated initiative, this report illustrates how we contribute to sustainable development, by showing how each project contributes to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Some highlights:

• Gottlieb Paludan Architects has developed a sustainability screening tool, which is a management tool for identifying possible sustainable mechanisms in the earliest stages of projects. The screening tool reviews the same overall assessment criteria as the DGNB system and at the same time points to possible solutions to achieve given sustainable goals.

• Gottlieb Paludan Architects collaborated with the City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development and DHI to conduct a two-day hackathon, aiming at developing integrated solutions to the challenges of rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather events

• In connection with stage 2 of the light rail in Aarhus, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has developed an assessment method for evaluating a solution proposal, which takes into account eight factors that will be affected by the light rail. Four are connected to mobility and four are connected to the urban space and the life that unfolds in the city.

Read more in the report below.