Regenerative Design is part of Sustainable Building PRACTICE
The future is influenced by our actions today. By thinking regenerative design into building standards and used materials we contribute to sustainable solutions.
DAMPA works with recycled and recyclable materials and at the same time we produce products which have a long life time. This protects the environment through less use of raw materials and reduced the CO2 and other greenhouse gasses.
DAMPA ceiling systems also make it possible to integrate energy efficient climate control and lighting. In addition DAMPA contributes to a pleasant indoor climate through built-in acoustics and hygiene. By choosing DAMPA for your next building project you ensure a sustainable solution.
The “DAMPA Way” includes focus on sustainability. When we produce and build with you the DAMPA Way we add environmental value both to the end result and to the building process itself. The ”DAMPA Way” implies the following environmental benefits:
DAMPA ceiling systems generally consist of a suspended hanging grid or profiles made of steel and panels or tiles made of either steel or aluminium. In addition a coating and in some cases an acoustic felt contribute marginally to the materials used.
DAMPA uses regional (Northern European) suppliers of raw materials, which adhere to EU environmental standards and where the recycled content of steel on average is around 60% and for aluminium about 75%. The closeness of the raw material suppliers reduces the CO2 emissions from transport.
All internal scrap metal is collected and recycled.
Our products are delivered at the building site in pre-fabricated packages eliminating nearly all waste at the building site. The ceiling systems are installed with very little energy and other resource consumption.
When the ceilings are installed they are robust and have very long durability (in many cases more than 50 years) which reduces use of resources in connection with repair and replacement. When the ceilings components are taken down they can be recycled as metal scrap in new production. The high value of the metal and the establish collection systems ensure the recycling.
DAMPAs products do not emit dangerous substances to the surroundings, and are easily cleaned and allergy friendly. The built-in acoustic properties further improve the well-being in the room for its users. Depending on colour and gloss the DAMPA ceilings reflect up to 90% of the light thus enabling pleasant indirect lighting and reducing the need for the energy consuming light sources.
DAMPA ceiling systems provide a unique possibility to integrate energy efficient climate control. By laying cooling pipes into the ceiling tiles the inherent properties of the metal are used to transfer cooling directly from the ceiling down to the room without the draft and hygiene issue normally associated with traditional air conditioning. Also, in cooperation with leading suppliers lighting fixtures and systems, a number of new LED lighting solutions have been developed for direct integration into our ceilings. This makes it possible to achieve significant energy efficiencies without compromising the aesthetic design.
Many of the most forward thinking architects and owners have chosen DAMPA not least due to its environmental credentials; please refer to the following examples of environmental friendly buildings below.