Water and Sewage
Green Blue
Buildings & land use
Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Tool application

Name of the tool
Manual on Environmental Management in Project Design (MEMPD).

Who applied the tool in the case?
Moe & Brødsgaard A/S, COWI AS, Foreningen af Rådgivende Ingeniører, Praktiserende Arkitekters Råd, Karsten Rønnows tegnestue, Nellemann, Nielsen & Rauschenberger A/S, Carl Bro as, Domus arkitekter a/s and others.

As a part of the development of the tool it has been tested on 16 cases (described in the handbook)

Time taken to fully apply the tool
Depends on the level of detail that is chosen for the project.

Any other interesting information about the tool
MEMPD only suggests different options for measures, and suggests that the owner should make it clear why these measures are chosen. As a consequence, MEMPD does not necessarily imply better environmental performance than a traditional way of managing the project, but by making the environmental problems and choices visible in each stage, it should make the building owner more aware of the decisions.

MEMPD includes different examples on Multi-criteria tools, which can be used by the building owner to prioritise the environmental and economic aspects in a project. MEMPD requires, indirectly, a cross-disciplinary project management in order to make the tool work optimally.

Many users (consultants, architects, municipalities´ etc.) have developed their own version of MEMPD, in order to make MEMPD more manageable. This gives the companies their "own" concept and a distinction from other companies. Example: NIRAS (2002). Bygherrehåndbog i Miljørigtig Projektering. However, this is in line with the original idea of the concept.

Case study/ies where tool is in use

Sustainable design of DR City
Nachhaltiger Entwurf für DR City