Complying with environmental standards
From the design phase onwards, the teams involved in the UN City project have worked to comply with international environmental standards and regulations, as well as the local requirements of the City of Copenhagen. For example, an erosion plan was created to preserve topsoil from run-off water or wind erosion and an indoor air quality management plan was implemented.
UN City recycles its waste wherever possible. Organic waste from the canteen is pumped through a vacuum system to a container in the basement. This food-based waste is then removed by a company that recycles it for use as fertilizer or to create biogas. Other materials, such as paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal, are separated in different bins to be collected and recycled by the City of Copenhagen.