Henrik-Innovation held in February a workshop in best-practice of low energy and sustainable buildings for building professionals from Japan. The workshop, which was led by Henrik Sørensen (Henrik) and translated from English to Japanese by Tomonori Makita (Maki) was held in Indretningsfabrikken facilities on Vesterbro in Copenhagen and its purpose was to showcase examples from Danish building style of low energy building and inspire a more traditional approach to construction through presentations and group assignments.
One of the workshops focal points was the relation between artificially/ mechanically vs. naturally fulfilled needs for correct amount of lighting, fresh air and comfortable indoor temperature. The relationship between these factors is illustrated below in figure 1, where the outer circle illustrates the total need for fore each of the three categories in a given building project and the inner circle illustrates the artificially/ mechanically part hereof. In the case of low energy buildings the inner circle is minimized as much as possible.