Children play in the most climate friendly daycare in Denmark – engineered by Ramboll. The building produces 8 kilowatt hours per square metre per year, which is surplus to the building’s requirements. When not used for solar panels the remaining roof surface has been planted with sedum – a hard wearing plant, which not only encourages biodiversity, prevents water run- off, provides both sound and temperature insulation, and also helps to cool the solar panels. Photo via activehouse.info.
Guelph has the first city-wide district energy network in North America. With the news that the Scandinavian firm will be helping manage the district energy project with Guelph's Envida and is setting up its first North American office in Guelph, we thought it worth taking a look at some of the benefits a firm like Ramboll brings to Guelph and Ontario – and to local businesses like ours!
A recent Toronto Star article by Don Tapscott (ranked one of the top 5 most influential thinkers in the world) - "As Toronto dithers, Guelph sets sights on 21st century"- highlights Guelph's sustainability efforts, including the Community Energy Plan and waste diversion.
Here are 10 benefits we see with Ramboll coming to Guelph and Ontario - we hope our thoughts prime some creative collaboration: