We are transforming a former school building (1910-1957) and wood worker’s shop into a Center for Regenerative Practice.
The building is restored with focus on how to contribute positively to the restoration of its surrounding nature and local ecosystems. We are documenting the transformation step by step, as regenerative principles within the building sector continue to be at an experimental and untested level, unsupported by sufficient data. We have allied with architects, skilled materials experts and restoration craftsmen, who all understand the seriousness of the fact that the current climate, environmental and biodiversity crises are man-made and call for action.
- Materials are bio- or geobased and originate wherever possible from Hedeskov’s nature, agriculture and forestry. In addition, existing building parts and materials will be reused as far as possible in the renovation of the building.
- Nature restoration: Where bio- or geobased materials are harvested, it is ensured that the process contributes positively to the re-establishment of the landscapes from which the materials originate. An example: In connection with local excavation of moraine clays and sand, a strategy is put in place to restore habitats and increase biodiversity in the place where the excavation has taken place.
- Geo- and biobased materials must replace standard materials that emit a large amount of CO2 and are chemical-heavy.
- Ensuring a measurable link between building and nature and the experience of nature when in the building.
- Renewable energy: Vertical geothermal heat pump system, rainwater harvesting and willow wastewater cleaning, all of which meet our goals for energy efficiency.