Danish consulting engineering company Esbensen Rådgivende Ingeniører (Esbensen) and the Norwegian architect firm A-lab have won a competition to construct an environmentally friendly office building for StatoilHydro in Norway, writes ErhvervsBladet (The Business Newspaper). The building of approx. 60,000 m2 will be located in the Fornebu area near Oslo.
Arne Førland Larsen, head of Esbensen in Oslo told ErhvervsBladet: "A decisive tool in this process has been integrated energy design, which helps to make unconventional and interesting architecture sustainable, even when the form of construction is challenging in terms of energy use."
Energy consumption in the building will be 25% lower than that required according to current Norwegian energy regulations.
Development director of Esbensen, Henrik Sørensen, says: "We are very delighted and proud of this new task and are generally satisfied with the order intake in Norway. The Norwegians have seriously embraced the climate challenge of the future, and we see many opportunities for developing good energy solutions based on our Danish and international experience."
Esbensen was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Sønderborg, southern Jutland. The company offers consultancy in building installations, indoor climate and electricity. In the last 30 years, Esbensen has focused on energy and environmentally friendly building design, and takes part in national and international research and development projects primarily concerning renewable energy, daylight, natural ventilation and indoor climate.