A large share of existing buildings and urban areas in the Nordic and Russian Arctic do not accomplish the latest requirements for environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. For this reason, the objective of the project wants to upgrade the urban environment with change towards environmental innovations of “green buildings” and improve the quality of life, plus the social and economic activity in the Barents Region. This is directed at municipalities, companies, students, building owners, organisations and general public, these are the main target groups and beneficiaries.
The main activities to be implemented by the project are indicated in five groups. The first one is focused on green technologies and the project aims to evaluate the urban environmental quality and buildings standards to implement this in a green building setting. The second activity is about the comparative analysis of the existing environmental requirements, rules and regulations in construction. Pilot projects is the third one, based on building demonstration of green facilities from previous activities. The fourth one is about the capacity building to disseminate and exploit the results of the project to achieve a foundational impact on green building. The last one is a general management of and follow-up the project,
Lead partner: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
*Murmansk State Technical University, Murmansk, RUSSIA
*Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, RUSSIA
*Umeå University, Umeå, SWEDEN
*University of Oulu, Oulu, FINLAND
Type of the project: Standard Projects