WSP’s multidisciplinary mandate enabled our project team to provide the client with comprehensive advice, including sustainability, project management and planning services. Great importance was placed on sustainability to meet the project’s green agenda in accordance with the German Sustainable Building Council’s (DGNB e.V.) specifications. The building was certified ‘DGNB Gold’ with an overall rating of 73.9% and a particularly high score for Ecological and Economical quality. The sustainable building design was implemented throughout the construction process, and the materials used followed the ecological ‘norms’ for buildings.
The office’s low energy consumption is mainly attributable to the triple glazing and thermal insulation. In addition, the concrete core’s temperature control system provides an efficient and sustainable way to cool the building, while a LED lighting system was installed throughout the building, both indoors and outdoors.
The sustainable design initiatives resulted in a 15% savings compared to average building operating costs.