knowledge for Umeň
21 is, with its long-term goal of sustainable development,
the starting point for the municipality's planning
for the future of Umeň. "Adaptation to natural cycles
and sustainability are important elements in our
Agenda 21 work and for the development of the urban
environment. Via GreenZone we obtain valuable knowledge
of environmentally adapted building in particular.
For example, it will be interesting to see how the
sedum tile roofs work from an ecological perspective
as well as their impact on the townscape in general,"
comments Stina Fahlgren, architect at the municipality
of Umeň's planning department.
To ensure that the high level of ambition of the
GreenZone project would truly be achieved the building
proprietor adopted an ecological program in line
with the visionary plans. In this way, also the
objectives of the zoning plan, e.g. environmental
adaptation of the area's buildings and grounds as
well as water and sewage handling, were fulfilled.
"The municipality of Umeň regards its involvement
in projects like GreenZone as essential since such
projects require special heating, water and sewage
solutions. Matters that are among the municipality's
responsibilities. For example, the national Water
and Sewage Act and local general regulations in
the same field must be taken into consideration,"
remarks Birgitta Fritzdotter, head of Umeň's municipal
water and sewage compan