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Projects: Copenhill ski slope and energy-from-waste plant, Copenhagen

Ike Ijeh, Building Summary Sustainability is the zeitgeist of our age. It’s serious stuff all right but can it also be fun? According to Bjarke Ingels of architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) the answer is a resounding yes. And as if to prove it, his practice has just completed a milestone...


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BIG opens Copenhill power plant topped with rooftop ski slope in Copenhagen

Lizzie Crook, De Zeen Summary BIG has completed the "cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world" in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is topped by an artificial ski slope that is open all year round. CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is a power plant located on an...


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CopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center

Arch Daily Summary CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral...


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A Focus on Smart Energy Green Cities

Open Access Government Summary Under the coordination of the non-profit European Green Cities, with the support of the Danish Energy Agency’s Smart Energy pool during 2019 and 2020, a targeted development and dissemination work on ”Smart Energy” solutions will be carried out in several...


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European Cities Share Heating Decarbonisation Tips

Euractiv Summary Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc. When Copenhagen opened its first district heating power plant in 1903, climate change was an unheard-of...


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Friday September 6 - Webinar on the MRV of District Energy Systems

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency Summary MRV for District Energy Systems (Webinar) 6 September, 2019 9.30-10.45 CEST (Paris Time) District heating and district cooling, also known as district energy systems, is a crucial technical solution for clean and liveable cities. The UN...


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5 MW ammonia heat pump to warm Copenhagen

Charlotte McLaughlin, Ammonia 21 Summary A new 5 MW ammonia heat pump, inaugurated this week, will service 1,100 households in Copenhagen. This week (2 April), Copenhagen utility provider HOFOR, CTR (a Copenhagen heat purchaser providing district heating), VEKS (a Danish supplier of excess...

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Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times Summary COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be net carbon neutral, meaning it plans to generate more renewable energy than the dirty energy it...


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Copenhagen turned a mountain of trash into a ski trail

Reuters, New York Post Summary COPENHAGEN – What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Copenhagen has come up with a brand-new answer: ski down the mountain. Well, not exactly. The waste is actually inside Copenhill, a waste-treatment...


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B&W Turns Over Innovative Denmark Renewable Energy Project to Amager Ressourcecenter

Business Wire Summary BARBERTON, Ohio--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) announced today that its subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S (B&W Vølund), has successfully turned over the leading-edge Amager Bakke / Copenhill waste-to...