Biodiversity

Nature and biodiversity play a central role in all our development projects. Learn more about how we work with biodiversity in our projects.
Biodiversitet i Trongårdens grønne strøg
We develop in harmony with nature. As urban and residential developers, we have a special responsibility for nature and biodiversity when developing a local area. That is why nature and biodiversity play a central role in all our development projects.
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We want to ensure diverse and site-specific flora and fauna in neighborhoods and urban areas.
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We want to ensure well-being and quality of life, both physical and mental health, for residents in and around the area by offering views and access to nature.
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We want to ensure that climate adaptation and biodiversity go hand in hand, for instance by managing rainwater and cloudbursts in local wetlands.
I have no doubt that the global community will find solutions to the climate crisis. But the biodiversity crisis is harder to solve and solutions are urgently needed. In each of our development projects, we will contribute to finding new ways and making room for nature in the built environment.
Andreea Kaiser, founder and owner of ALFA Development

We develop concrete and sustainable solutions

We are concerned that biodiversity is not just fancy words, but translated into concrete and sustainable solutions. Our projects should improve both biodiversity, that is, the quality of the area's nature, and the biofactor, which measures the extent of the area's nature.

Specifically, we aim to double the biofactor in the areas we develop. In addition, we plant one tree per home we build and plant additional trees to meet the industry standard DGNB Gold as a minimum.

  1. Forest is always a theme in our development projects.
  2. We always create a planting plan and plant one tree per new home we build.
  3. We make room for wild nature and aim to double the the area's biofactor in our development projects.
  4. We develop with a low percentage of paved area, meaning fewer tiles and less concrete, but more trees and vegetation to provide habitats for wildlife and insects and create a green urban environment.
  5. We make local rainwater management (LAR) visible and use wetlands to support biodiversity and recreational purposes.
  6. 90% of the wood in our construction projects is FSC-certified. FSC-certified forests protect biodiversity and vulnerable species.
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Biodiversity in practice

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A green path winds its way between the houses in Trongården

How we work with biodiversity in practice

In Gladsaxe Municipality, we are developing the first urban development project where our biodiversity strategy plays a central role. The landscape and biodiversity plan for the five-hectare area around Mørkhøj Bygade has been developed in collaboration with the consultancy firm Tredje Natur. Some of the main points of the biodiversity strategy for the new neighborhood are:

  1. The development area includes approximately 400 new homes. For every new home, we plant a tree.

    The trees are placed in a 'tree nursery' on one of the building sites. Here, they can grow larger throughout the construction process until the new residents select a tree in the 'tree nursery' and decide where it should be planted upon buying or renting their new home.
  2. We preserve the existing avenues and individual trees in the areas to the greatest extent possible.
  3. We preserve the area's forest, which is opened up and made more accessible to residents. The green nature connects the new neighbourhood with the existing green belt, including Utterslev Mose.
  4. The initiatives for greater biodiversity mean that we increase the biofactor of the area, including the existing forest, to 0.85. The requirement in the industry's building standard DGNB Gold for urban areas is 0.35.
Beplantning ved Mørkhøj
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Preserved vegetation at Mørkhøj Bygade
We are committed to preserving and utilizing the nature that already exists in the local area - and to adding new nature that improves the biodiversity. It should always be better when we leave the area than when we arrived, and ideally, we should be able to bring knowledge and learnings into future projects.
Mette Thiberg, Head of Development east

In 2022, the Planetary responsibility Foundation (PRF) was established by ALFA Development's owners. PRF is financed by the profits from ALFA Development's activities.

The foundation works to restore and protect the planet's nature and biodiversity and promote sustainable development. This is done through holistic thinking and mission-driven investments that can make a difference for people and nature while generating returns that are reinvested in the foundation's work.

Andreea Kaiser
With PRF, we want to give the planet's amazing biodiversity a chance to survive. This is important for the global community, local populations - and for us personally. We are open to all ideas, solutions and project opportunities that can help make our world a better place.
Andreea Kaiser and Ludvig Find, founders of PRF
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