Building in the Age of Sustainability
In TaunusTurm the future of ecological construction is already a reality. The goal set during initial planning was to lower energy inputs and emissions to below the levels currently set by the German energy saving laws (EnEV 2009). TaunusTurm will thus be an exemplary low-energy building, with sustainable solutions prioritized down to the last detail. The innovative high performance heating / chilled ceiling with its intelligent system requires some 30 % less energy than conventional solutions. The building boasts a superb eco-balance thanks to intelligent air conditioning, solar-protection glazing, water-saving technology, rainwater usage, an efficient and intelligent elevator concept, personal office lighting, waste rooms with recycling zones and many other ingenious innovations.
The plan is for TaunusTurm to receive “Platinum” certification according to the US LEED Standard (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for its resource-sparing construction and operation.