Small plant, big effect
In the meantime, the tasks are on the table. There is a diverse bouquet of measures that have more or less effect and can be implemented faster or slower. In order to be able to achieve the urgent goals, which also emanate from the update of the IPCC report, it is advisable to identify the measures that combine high impact and rapid implementability. These can be found in the key sector of real estate. With its 40 percent of final energy demand, buildings account for the largest share in Germany – even ahead of transport and industry. In order to shift this balance, measures are needed both for new buildings and for energy-efficient modernization of existing buildings.
Moss filter as a fixed component in the range of measures
The formula is: smarter planning, less use of resources in construction, and a finished building that is as emission-free as possible. This can be achieved if buildings generate their own energy (for example through PV systems) and if living greenery is integrated on facades and roofs. This is where we come in with our new development WallBreeze. The actively ventilated moss filter also cools and purifies the air on a large scale – using the same principle as the CityTree and CityBreeze. Similarly, real-time data can be generated via the moss facade modules, making it possible to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures. Moss must not be missing. In order to be able to anchor the amazing plant in combination with performance-enhancing technology even more strongly in the real estate sector, which is central to the success of the warming brake, we are now an active member of the Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB e.V.)!
Europe’s largest network for sustainable building
The heart of the DGNB is the association with its approximately 1,500 member organizations. These make the DGNB Europe’s largest network for sustainable construction. Through its members, the association represents the entire value chain in the construction and real estate industry: architects, engineers, specialist planners and consultants are just as much a part of it as project developers, project managers, investors, contractors and building service providers. This includes municipalities and associations as well as building product manufacturers and companies from other sectors whose core business may not be in the construction sector, but who are promoting the ideas of sustainable building in their own properties. The spectrum ranges from 1-person offices to global corporations.