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Danfoss to build the house of the future

DENMARK: Danfoss is behind the construction of one of the world’s most sustainable residential buildings with traditional building materials and already existing energy-efficient technologies.

The project, in association with the Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation, will see the construction of a four-story house to serve both as a housing construction as well as testing and demonstration centre for Danfoss’ energy-efficient technologies. The ambition is to achieve the highest sustainability certification for an ordinary residential building in brick and concrete.

The Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation was founded in 1971 by Bitten Clausen, Danfoss founder Mads Clausen’s widow. She did so as part of a generational change at Danfoss, with the intention of strengthening Danfoss for the future. 

The new building being constructed on the Als Strait in Sønderborg will be called Danfoss House and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

It will be a stone’s throw from the four-star Alsik hotel, inaugurated by PFA Pension and Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation In 2019. The hotel has already seen energy consumption reduced to less than a quarter of the normal consumption for this type of building, using Danfoss-installed energy-efficient solutions. 

The lofty ambition for Danfoss House is to be as close to CO2-neutral as possible and achieve DGNB platinum certification, the highest sustainability certification under the globally recognised DGNB standard. Only 12 residential buildings in the world have achieved the German Green Building Council’s DGNB platinum certification.

Danfoss House will have both a central and decentralised heating system, to determine the optimal balance. The building also has underfloor heating and cooling from district heating and seawater cooling, respectively. In addition, the property will be a smart-home, where all the elements will communicate with each other. There is also a plan to install Danfoss Leanheat, a solution that uses artificial intelligence to monitor and control the temperature in buildings. In addition, the Danfoss House is technologically future proofed with large technical shafts, which make it possible to upgrade all installations and solutions.

Construction will start in October.

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