Experience from Green Lighthouse Shows that Users are a Decisive Factor in Sustainable Buildings

Green Lighthouse is Denmark's first carbon-neutral public building. As an innovation project, it is intended to provide experience for the sustainable buildings of the future. Eighteen months after the Green Lighthouse at Copenhagen University opened its doors for the first time, it has proved to be a good model for sustainable public buildings of the future, with excellent daylight conditions and indoor climate. The first experience gained is that user requirements and behavior are decisive for the sustainability of such buildings. The building has generated enormous attention and attracted several thousands of visitors, including the Russian President Medvedev and New York's mayor, Michael Bloomberg. It has functioned as a place of work and a showroom for sustainable public buildings of the future at the same time. Available video includes animation clip and general views of the Green Lighthouse.