Deutsche Bank has announced plans to give its Headquarters in Frankfurt a “Green Overhaul” which will deliver:
- 55% Reduction in Energy Use
- 55% Reduction in Carbon Emissions
- 43% Reduction in Water Consumption
- While recycling 98% of all Construction Waste
The 155m high buildings, known as ‘Debit’ and ‘Credit’, house 100.000 m2 of office space and was first occupied by Deutsche Bank in 1984.
Some features that Imtech, in charge of carrying our the ‘Green’ modernisation, will implement include:
- Opening Windows for Natural Ventilation
- Low Energy Facilities for Heating & Cooling
- Intelligent Building Management System
- Water Saving Systems
- Grey Water Recycling
- Intelligent Lighting
When it is completed in 2010, Deutsche Bank plans to obtain a Platinum award from the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) program managed by the US Green Building Council.
This sounds like a great example of sustainability thriving in the financial crisis because it just makes better business sense.
But the real question is, can Deutsche Bank’s new HQ outscore another recently refurbished HQ in New York City (which LEED awarded the Highest Point Total in the world for any commercial interior) ?
Deutsche Bank’s Website: GreenTowers
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