Enabling sustainable development through innovative project solutions and practices.
Also see the related pages below to read more about the tools, processes and certifications that we use to achieve our client’s sustainability ambitions, as well as how our services contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The world’s tallest timber tower
Dalston Works (previously known as Dalston Lane) is the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) project globally, using more timber than any other scheme in the world by volume.
Kokkedal: Blue Green Garden City
Denmark’s largest climate adaptation project covers 69 acres in a deprived neighborhood near Copenhagen. The flood protection measures implemented have also revitalised the area by creating attractive recreational spaces for residents.
Nordhavn: Role model for sustainable urban development
Nordhavn is the only new urban district to receive DGNB’s highest gold certification for sustainability and is planned to be carbon neutral. It is designed as a “5 minute city” making it possible to reach all amenities within 5 minutes’ walk.
Smart and simple transportation
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provides an alternative to owning a car by integrating different modes of transport, both public and private, in a single mobile app. This enables users to easily identify and purchase the precise transport services they need.
High-efficiency energy recovery from waste
With an energy efficiency of 107%, Amager Bakke waste-to-energy facility is a world leader in resource optimisation. Supplying low carbon electricity to 500,000 people, the facility also features a rooftop ski slope to increase liveability for Copenhagen’s residents.
Oslo Fossil Free by 2050
Oslo aims to cut its fossil fuel emissions in half by 2030 and become fossil free by 2050. The wide-ranging steps being taken include requirements for new public buses and private vehicles to be fossil free and the implementation of a city-wide energy plan.
Preparing New York for climate change
New York faces a doubling in the annual frequency of extreme rain events since mid-1990 and a 71% increase in rainfall during such events compared to 60 years ago. To address this, the city is looking to integrate underground drainage infrastructure with above-ground, nature-based solutions that will also improve liveability.
Securing California’s water resources
Following almost 6 years of drought in California, groundwater is being mapped for the first time using helicopters with electromagnetic sensors. Mapping will help prevent salt water from infiltrating groundwater and contribute to sustainable water use.
Smart CyclingHow can cities reduce congestion, noise and CO2-emissions and improve air quality and liveability? Our expert has the answer here.
Life-cycle EngineeringHow can you improve health and well-being while also reducing CO2-emissions, waste and cost over the entire lifecycle of a building? See our specialist’s answer here.
Resilient Flood-risk ManagementHow can you ensure that your city's investments in flood management and resiliency provide the necessary safety level and at the same time contribute to the city's livability?
Denmark’s most sustainable town hallAlthough the number of sustainable buildings is on the rise, and the industry prefers to deliver sustainable buildings, so far client demand has been limited. See what it takes – and learn how sustainability measures significantly impact the result for the users of the building – and the price. Hint: If you thought sustainable equals expensive, you might be in for a surprise.
Building resilience – Danish coasts and climate changeAlthough the number of sustainable buildings is on the rise, and the industry prefers to deliver sustainable buildings, so far client demand has been limited. See what it takes – and learn how sustainability measures significantly impact the result for the users of the building – and the price. Hint: If you thought sustainable equals expensive, you might be in for a surprise.
When water creates community spiritDenmark’s largest current climate adaption project, the "Blue-Green Garden City" in the town of Kokkedal, north of Copenhagen, has improved local residents' everyday life; environmentally, socially and culturally. Learn more about how, and hear from a local citizen how water has strengthened the community spirit.
Ramboll demonstrates its commitment to sustainability through certifications for building and infrastructure projects, including multiple building certification schemes such as LEED, BREEAM, WELL, DGNB, Estidama, CEEQUAL, HQE, Green Star etc.
Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals
Ramboll is a strong supporter of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs comprise concrete targets and indicators that UN member states and private companies can use to frame their agendas and policies over the next 15 years.