As architects we have a huge responsibility when creating designs that facilitate life. It really matters.
That's why we at BJERG are ambitious and geeky; obsessed with creating buildings with added value. For us it is ideal if we can help create both joy and added value: aesthetical, sustainable and financial.
At BJERG, we are proud to have pioneered sustainable and energy-efficient architecture. Already 20 years ago we met the energy requirements that the building regulations now require, and today we actually have several completed buildings that meet the CO2 requirements, which will first come into effect in ten years.
Our latest project “Fjordudsigten” where the residents have moved in late in October 2021, is self-sufficient and has a CO2 footprint of only 3.1 kg/CO2/m2/year. For comparison, the requirements in 2023 are 12 kg.
THE SIMPLE IS OFTEN
We create places where people say: “this is really a lovely space”.
Whether we're designing a kindergarten for small children or developing an apartment complex for 100 families, for us it's all about making things uncomplicated and nice.
Aesthetics is the energy that drives us forward. People we work with say that we are good at creating the simple, and that which works well and is beautiful at the same time. We are very pleased to hear that.
“We think we succeed because we are
good at both rethinking and putting
a large part of our work into
investigating things thoroughly.
Otherwise, we would never have
become so good at sustainability.”
- Kjeld Bjerg, CEO and founder
We create buildings in balance
Our work is founded on four values:
- Aesthetics for inspiration and joy of life.
- Well-being for the people who live in the facilities we create.
- Healthy finances in the projects which give us economy for sustainability.
- Climate as the stable foundation for BJERG’s thinking and choices.
80 percent of our projects are ultra low energy — and we are moving towards 100.
BJERG is a frontrunner. With our many years of experience and employees who are great researchers, we have built up knowledge that makes us specialists within sustainable architecture. Energy-optimized construction is a topic near to our hearts, and has been our way of working for 20 years.
Today most of our projects are therefore so-called ‘passive houses’,
which can be equated with ultra-low energy.
Here we are utilizing the sun's natural energy which means that we can both renovate to an energy saving of 90% and create new self-sufficient buildings with a CO2 footprint as low as 3,1 kg CO2/m2/year. In our work, we are very much inspired by the mantra:
“The most sustainable energy is the one we don’t use”
IT REALLY MATTERS WHERE THE LINE IS DRAWN
20 years ago we allowed ourselves to ‘brag in a humble Jutland way’ by putting a small green line in the right corner of our logo. Today, there is almost nothing that is not green.
When we at BJERG talk green, it means both taking into account a small family that comes with all their belongings — and it also means that we must act wisely on behalf of the entire planet. The construction industry accounts for a big part of the world’s CO2 emissions. We are well aware of this and we know our responsibility.
So it does matter where that line is drawn.
GET THE RESULTS OF
BJERGS LATEST RESEARCH
At BJERG sustainability is our big motivation — not our obstacle. We have the luxury of working with what we are passionate about: Passive houses, energy reduction, responsible choice of materials, sustainable documentation, total economy, nature restoration and much more. We have associated skilled researchers who provide us with the latest knowledge. Because we need it!