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DR City (DR-Byen) is the new headquarter for Denmark´s Radio, the national broadcasting station for radio and television. It is located in Ørestad, a new urban development area in Copenhagen. The head quarter will house a number of functions, including radio- and TV-production, studios, workshops, offices, concert-hall etc., covering app. 130.000 m2. The construction started in November 2002, and it is planned to finish in 2006. The new headquarter includes a number of sustainable efforts, which places it at the forefront of current sustainable building projects in Denmark. In the project, tools and concepts as MEMPD ("Manual on Environmental Management in Project Design" (In Danish: "Miljørigtig Projektering"), "partnering" and "facilities management" is being used. DR City is under construction, but there are already several experiences on the use of MEMPD and other tools. MEMPD has been adapted to the specific case. Due to the involvement of users, indoor climate was given a high priority in prioritisation of the environmental goals. Using MEMPD has been new for many of the actors involved. Therefore a main result has been the learning process of environmental management for the involved.
The case was chosen as it is one of the largest construction projects in Denmark, using the main tool for sustainable building. The case relates to the key problems in the building sector: Energy efficiency, indoor climate, emission reductions, construction process and human impacts.
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