HEALTHY BUILDINGS 2021 EUROPE Conference: Healthy & Sustainable Built Environment for the Future. June 21-23, 2021 Oslo, Norway

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Technical tours (If possible due to COVID-19 situation)


Concept for the technical tours

  • We plan technical site visits to new landmark BREEAM and passive house projects selected for technical relevance to the conference themes. These visits will be lead by project engineers or facilities managers with knowledge of the design concepts and operation. Most candidate buildings are at the harbour, within walking distance from the conference, or a short tram ride away.
  • A special conference sub-committee (property managers, consultant engineers, and contractors) will plan the tour programme.
  • Oslo Municipality's high ambitions for sustainability and decarbonization, coupled with Norway's strict building-energy regulations, has lead to a number of very ambitious new and rehabilitated projects. For example, the city council led the innovation project FutureBuilt ( to develop 50 landmark sustainable buildings in the Oslo region by 2020.

A taster of possible candidate buildings

  • New Deichmanske main library (Deichman Bjørvika): Bubble-deck TABS (Thermo-active building systems), UFAD (Underfloor air distribution), advanced solar shading control.
  • New Munch museum (Munchmuseet): Nearly passive-house standard and 50% carbon footprint. Advanced ventilation with humidity control and heat recovery with recirculation. Mixed mode ventilation and wide dead-band.
  • New national art museum (Det nye Nasjonalmuseet): Nearly passive-house standard and 50% carbon footprint compared to regulations.
  • Workplace Oo office building: Ground-coupled free cooling & heating (Skanska’s ‘Deep Green Cooling’ system), and BREEAM-Norway “Excellent” classification.
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