Annual Report 2009

The UN House A showcase for environmentally-friendly reconstruction in the Nordic region.

Prize, given by the Norwegian Foundation for Sustain- able Consumption and Production (GRIP) for the most eco-efficient procurement policy practiced by a Norwe- gian organization. The “green attributes” of the UN House Sorting, reuse and recycling of materials during destruction of old building: Before renovation work started, the objective set by the building company was

GRID-Arendal’s Head Office is located in what is known as the “UN House”, facing the waterfront in the centre of Arendal. The building was originally constructed in 1965 and completely renovated in 2006. The renovation project focused on applying the latest technologies to create a showcase for environmentally-friendly recon- struction in the Nordic region. The energy consumption, believed to be above 300 kWh/m 2 /year before the reno- vation project, was reduced by two-thirds, to just above 100 kWh/m 2 /year today. In 2007, the UN House was one of three finalists to be awarded the Glassbjørnen


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