Together with F64 Architekten from Kempten, we have received a further award. The expansion of our Plant II in Leutkirch was awarded the Federal UMWELT & BAUEN prize by the jury on 7 September. Not only because the energy-plus building is made of wood, but also because the entire building concept takes the environment and the employees into account.
The environment, since the energy-efficient building generates more energy than it consumes thanks to the combination of photovoltaics, a heat pump and effective natural daylight. And also the employees, because the daylight input, the timber construction and also the acoustics of building sections 3 and 4 are intended to contribute to a sense of well-being. The “ecological” and “social” dimensions of our understanding of sustainability were in focus here from the very beginning.
The Federal ENVIRONMENT & BUILDING Award was created to bring together showcase projects that will serve as inspiration for future building owners. For this purpose, successful projects are awarded in different categories and made accessible online for all interested parties. After the great response to the first Federal Award in 2020, the Federal Award was offered again in 2021. In addition to the HolzbauPlus Award, the extension of our Plant II has received its second award.
About the Federal Award
The entries submitted are intended to motivate interested and committed building owners to develop and implement sustainable solutions for their building projects in the field of renovation or new construction together with their planners.
The award ceremony of the Federal Award UMWELT & BAUEN 2021 with Parliamentary State Secretary Florian Pronold took place on 7 September 2021 at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin. The award winners are honoured in video portraits on the website of the Federal Environment Agency together with their building managers, architects and other planners involved.
The Federal UMWELT & BAUEN Award is presented by an interdisciplinary jury of experts in architecture and planning, representatives from science and research with a focus on the environment and building, and other independent experts.
Dr. Lilian Busse
Vice President Federal Environment Agency
Prof. Dr.-Ing Natalie Eßig
Department of Building Climatology at Münch University of Applied Sciencesen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner
Chair for Resource Efficient Construction at the Ruhr University Bochum
Dr. Robert Kaltenbrunner
Head of Department II “Building and Housing” at the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development
Managing Director DGNB e.V. / Managing Director DGNB GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Jasna Moritz
Architect, Partner at kadawittfeldarchitektur
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christa Reicher
Chair and Institute for Urban Planning and Design at RWTH Aachen University
Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge
Natural Building Lab, Constructive Design & Climate Adaptive Architecture an der TU Berlin
Dr. Burkhard Schulze Darup
Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Sustainable Building (KNB) at the Federal Environment Agency
Mayor of the City of Chemnitz and representatives of the municipal umbrella organisations
(German Association of Cities, German Association of Counties and German Association of Towns and Municipalities)
Dr. Melanie Weber-Moritz
Federal Director of the German Tenants’ Association (Deutscher Mieterbund e.V.)