NU Office with highest LEED Platinum score

• September 11, 2013

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The first phase of the NU Office building complex North of Munich City Center resulted in a LEED record score! Designed by Architect Falk von Tettenborn the complex is being built by the property developer Hubert Haupt. The first building was completed in 2012 and the qualification process by the US Green Building Council The US Green Building Council initiated the world’s leading performance standard LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for environmentally friendly, energy efficient and resource conserving buildings. Suitable buildings are qualified with “Certified’ ‘Silver’ ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ awards. The ‘NuOffice’ building with its score of 94 points not only made the Platinum Award’s minimum of 80 points but attained the highest score ever worldwide in the category ‘Shell and Core’. During the last two years the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics has been intensively involved in the planning and conceptual design of the building and has been able to implement innovative solutions; for example, an absorption heat pump operated by district heating and adaptable glazing to improve thermal protection in summer. A building with an extremely high energy efficiency has been developed through a minimisation of the energy demand and the integration of technology which uses renewable energy sources in the energy concept.

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The high value façade was carried out with white render and ALUCOBOND® Wood “Royal Cedar” as a rear ventilated construction. In order to meet today’s and future necessities the building is designed on the base of three principal points – functionality, energy efficiency and visual appearance. The building concept integrates ecology, economy and ambiance achieving an efficiency that is outstanding amongst office buildings. Cooling and heating is achieved exclusively by using a concrete core temperature control system (no radiators, no fancoils) with ground water and district heating as the only energy sources (no electricity). The intention has not only been to gain certification credits but to do everything that makes sense in order to produce an intelligently and rationally engineered product combined with a well-shaped environment for the benefit of all. The building concept encompassed the ecological, economical and optical aspects in a forward looking way reaching an unmatched energy efficiency standard. Currently two other buildings being part of the complex are being built.

+ Project facts

Location: Domagkstrasse, 80807 München, Germany
Façade material: ALUCOBOND Plus, 852 Royal Cedar
Construction type: Riveted / Screwed
Developer: Hubert Haupt Immobilien Holding
Architects: FALK VON TETTENBORN , München & hp-Ingenieure Heinrichsbauer & Pillmeier GbR, Münsing
Fabricator: AS Fassaden, Gars
Year of Construction: 2012

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Category: Architecture, Office

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