LIVINGBETTER GAVE THE DANISH CANCER SOCIETY A HEALTHY INDOOR CLIMATE
The historical Finsen’s Institute property has new windows that reflect the architect Kay Otto Fisker’s original design. The Danish Cancer Society opted for a LivingBetter solution and ventilation windows that pay homage to the architecture.
In 2019, The Danish Cancer Society set about righting an architectural wrong and remedying severe indoor climate problems at the society’s headquarters in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen. Window replacement was necessary on two office floors. The effect on these old buildings is striking.
“Draughty old windows and extremely high heating bills were just two of the issues we have struggled with for many years. Every time we adjust part of the heating system, other parts are affected so running these old buildings is challenging,” explains Finnur Dam, Operations Manager at The Danish Cancer Society.
The windows will be replaced gradually over the course of several years. While the society’s primary purpose is to collect funding for research, prevention and patient support, it is also important that the employees have a healthy work climate.
“We received positive responses regarding light ingress, and no-one ever complains about draughts from the offices that have new windows. Great. It’s great too that our passive indoor climate solution is a Danish , concept, says Finnur Dam.