Objectives - Centre for Green Shift in the Built Environment
The centre’s overall goal is to develop innovative methods, technologies and solutions needed to ensure that the built environment’s foreseen future is achieved, and its expected growth is leveraged to benefit Norway and its sustainable future. To achieve this ambitious aim, the project sets the following specific objectives:
Resilient and sustainable management of the built environment solutions through the development of:
- New mechanism, concepts, and technologies for enabling the integrated management of built environments across their lifetime (from design to building to long term operation and maintenance) progressing towards Digital Future by leveraging the advanced sensing, telecommunications, and data analytics developments.
- New technologies for resource efficiency from construction materials, water and wastewater, energy, nutrients and added value compounds, creating new circular economy value chains and capitalizing on new policies, regulations and business initiatives that drive circularity at the EU and Global levels.
- Reduce risks to human life and societal costs due to natural, climate change driven and man-made threats (landslides, flooding, pollutions, water borne disease, attacks, and failure of infrastructure) through a combination of technological, social, business and governance innovation, capacity building and knowledge dissemination.
- Smart mobility: Increase the mobility and positive innovation among citizens without increasing the carbon footprint is a global challenge that most existing cities face. Existing systems needs to be renewed and redefined to coop with new demands and new mobility needs. New transportations systems that can provide sustainable transport of materials, gods and people that is flexible and robust needs to be defined and developed.
Promote and implement innovation in the public sector responsible for delivering and managing built infrastructures, to ensure that the technologies, methods, and concepts developed will move from research into practice.
Boost job creation and develop solutions for smart construction sites to enable highly improved sustainable effects across all groups of actors in the value chain, fast forwarding increased productivity, safer workplaces, greener and increased competitive edge to all related partners on the value chain.
Facilitate trans-disciplinarity and cross sectional research, knowledge-building, education and innovation as a key to sustainable development and green shift with ideas and projects developed as such from the very first idea and not just adding additional disciplines, sections or scales on a later stage of the project development.