Bonwit & Bär goes green

As part of its refurbishment, Bonwit & Bär is aiming for a number of certifications. This will ensure that ESG criteria are integrated into all processes from the outset, and that the EU Taxonomy is guaranteed (ESG readiness). This also includes the DGNB sustainability certification. The Bonwit & Bär is thus one of only three listed buildings in Germany to receive the Pre-Certificate in Gold. The WiredScore Gold certification for digital connectivity and infrastructure in a cultural monument is also to be acquired for the newly renovated building.

Our unique selling proposition: No compromise on conservation

The office spaces will offer a high level of comfort in terms of heating, ventilation, cooling, acoustics and aesthetics. The historic building offers a unique selling point for individual office use without compromising on state-of-the-art building facilities. A high quality working environment is also created by the greening of the roof, the inner courtyard and the terraces. Bonwit & Bär benefits from a high degree of mobility thanks to its central location in the city centre with excellent public transport connections and bicycle racks with e-bike charging capabilities.

Energy-efficient. Responsible. Hygienic. Transparent.

To ensure a positive eco-balance, the building has implemented energy-saving and CO2-reducing measures through integrative control and monitoring systems, thereby creating a resilience to rising energy prices for tenants. Features include:

  • CO2 footprint reduction: achieved by preserving the existing buildings and the continued use of previously installed materials.
  • Expansion of interior areas based on DGNB specifications: achieved by the use of environmentally-friendly, recyclable and responsibly-sourced materials and plasters.
  • Controlling: achieved by a material selection that is secured and documented during tendering and construction.
  • Reduction of the risk of infection: achieved by the use of virus-reducing materials and fittings.

Integrative control and monitoring systems make operations easier and more comprehensible for tenants. The transparent meter concept also allows user-dependent energy consumption recording and optimisation.