Oslo Airport City aims to become Norway's most eco-friendly commercial area. By building an emission-free district with surplus energy in Norway's most important transport hub, OAC will be a unique area in terms of sustainability, both in a Norwegian and European context.
Development through expertise, location and careful planning are the keys to creating an accessible and pleasant environment, as well as reducing the need for transport and consequential waste of natural resources. We aim to make Oslo Airport City (OAC) an attractive workplace for businesses and visitors with the highest standard for sustainability.
OAC will be a driving force for sustainable buildings and areas. Thorough long-term planning gives us the opportunity to develop a wide-ranging commercial area which meets current and future environmental requirements. During the design and development of Oslo Airport City we have focused particularly on the following areas:
The location for OAC was chosen to facilitate extensive use of public transport by rail and bus for people living in around Southeastern Norway. By building a conference center and creating jobs near OSL, travellers will avoid further transport needs as well as saving time. Emission-free transport is part of our plan, also for the short distance between OSL and OAC.
Adaptable buildings and areas
The buildings and surrounding areas are designed to be adaptable, so remodelling for new needs in the future will require fewer resources. Reuse and flexibility are part of the design, providing economic savings and requiring fewer resources.
Geothermal heating and solar energy will supply the entire area with heat, cooling and electricity. The goal is to be self-sufficient and acquire all our energy from renewable sources and export the surplus energy.
It is important to use space efficiently at a transport hub so the site can be used for its intended purposes. Design and construction should optimise the use of space and provide good synergies for energy consumption by reducing the space needed by each individual and carefully controlling the share of floor space being utilised in the building.
The principles of a circular economy will be used to design the buildings, infrastructures and in the development of the surrounding areas. This contributes to reducing the use of resources in the development, in future changes and in a potential dismantling.
Smart technologies are constantly bringing new and innovative solutions for energy consumption, space utilisation and user satisfaction of buildings. It is important in this context to introduce innovations that can adapt to the future as technologies mature and change.
There will be a transport plan specifically developed for the OAC area based on emission-free transport which facilitates the use of autonomous transport solutions. Pedestrian and bicycle access to and from OSL will be optimized, alongside public transport solutions.
An emissions-free zone will provide considerable gains in terms of improved air quality locally. This reinforces our ambitions of using emissions-free vehicles.
Green and attractive outdoor spaces
There will be green areas on the roofs and in outdoor areas. This is beneficial for ecology, well-being, run-off water management and air quality.
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