Beyond Standards - Designing for Learning

The market for high performance buildings poses a significant challenge to policy-makers, designers, developers and consumers. These ever-evolving practices call into question what constitutes high performance design and practice, what the environmental consequences of decisions are, and how buildings perform relative to the anchored benchmarks or standards they choose to enact.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:30

Beyond Standards - Designing for Learning

The established belief emphasizes that integrated design must permeate all areas of the industry.  Key questions remain:

1.) How well do we understand the system boundaries and network effects throughout the lifecycle of a project?
2.) Since COP15 which new trends have emerged in the field of buildings standards?
3.) Does this dialogue warrant a specific Danish Standard?
4.) What can innovation teach us about scaling standards to incorporate communities?



16:30 – Welcome and introduction to the discussion by Professor Anker Brink Lund

16:40 – Keynote by Nathalie Mossin – The President of the Akademisk Arkitektforening

16.50 – Keynote by Jørgen Abildgaard – Executive Climate Project Director, City of Copenhagen

17.00 – Panelist Presentations

Panel Discussants:


John Robinson
John Robinson is the Associate Provost, Sustainability at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is a professor with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability and with the Department of Geography. Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the intersection of sustainability, social and technological change, behaviour change, and community engagement processes.  Dr. Robinson was a Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation from 2008-10. In 2010, he won BC Hydro’s inaugural Larry Bell Award for advancing energy conservation in British Columbia. In 2011 he won the Education Leadership Award of the Canada Green Building Council, and in 2012 he received the Metro Vancouver Architecture Canada Architecture Advocacy Award and was named Environmental Scientist of the Year by Canadian Geographic magazine. As a Lead Author, he contributed to the 1995, 2001 and 2007 Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore.

Anders Lendager
Over the last eight years, Anders Lendager, has sought to gain insight into what sustainability issues are, what the response can be and what it should be. Since his graduation project (a research station focusing on storage of CO2 in the ice at the North Pole), he has varied and diligently explored the concept of sustainability, to get the most comprehensive insight as possible. Through LEED certification, he has earned the ability to understand and analyze energy consumption, CO2 impact and the technical aspects of sustainability, and with his DGNB certification, he is one of only a few in Denmark, who has the stamp to be able to build sustainably – in accordance with the social, economic and environmental considerations.”


17:45 – Questions and Debate

Organized by

The Entrepreneurship Platform & the Akademisk Arkitektforening


10 December 2014


16:30 – 18:30


R.s20 in Raavarebygningen, Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg



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