Green Lighthouse

The Green Lighthouse is a carbon-neutral building located at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Designed by Christensen & Co, the structure is the first public carbon neutral building in Denmark.

To achieve carbon neutrality, many green design features were incorporated to reduce energy use and provide a healthy indoor environment for students and faculty.

A heat pump ensures that solar heat, geothermal and cooling circulates around the building. This optimizes the utilization of district heat, which only comes into use if there is no solar heat in storage.

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Year of completion: 2009

Architect/Design: Christensen & Co Arkitekter

Implementation: Hellerup Byg / COWI

Photo: Adam Mork