Zero Arctic

Concepts for carbon neutral Arctic construction based on tradition


Developing regional concepts for Arctic building construction that would be carbon neutral over their full life cycle. The aim is to utilise both scientific life cycle assessment and energy simulation methods as well as to learn from and apply traditional knowledge of sustainable construction.


  • Establish a network of relevant stakeholders in Arctic countries
  • Benchmark the life cycle energy performance and greenhouse gas emissions of Arctic construction
  • Analyse the traditional Arctic solutions to sustainable and energy-efficient construction
  • Recognise locally-adoptable, cost-optimal and user-centered service and design innovations for reaching carbon neutrality
  • Develop concepts for regional carbon neutral villages and buildings
  • Arrange stakeholder and expert workshops for key tasks of the project
  • Disseminate the findings through local seminars, reports and media
  • Enable the capacity for continuous development of Arctic carbon neutral construction.