Sustainability Pays Off

Project: Building for the department civil engineering and geodesy of the Darmstadt Technical University, Germany

Award: The German Sustainable Building Certification, Silver

Architect: Knoche Architekten BDA, Stuttgart, Germany

Nemetschek brands involved: Vectorworks

Lichtwiese Campus of Darmstadt Technical University awarded "The German Sustainable Building Certification"

Darmstadt Technical University was awarded the silver "German Sustainable Building Certification" (DGNB) for the new building now housing the Civil Engineering department on the Lichtwiese Campus. The award takes into account economic and ecological aspects as well as sociocultural, functional and technical qualities. The quality of the site was evaluated separately. The building is characterized by the regard for economic viability, spanning the entire lifecycle of the building, the use of long-lasting and ecologically compatible materials as well as the use of efficient technical building facilities.