"In their materiality and form, the Rossoacoustic panels correspond to our aim of constructing a building where people experience the greatest possible sense of well-being – and they also fit in with our overall design concept," praises Bierich. "That is especially true of the Nimbus LED luminaires with their puristic design."
Moreover, the economical LED luminaires also make a major contribution to the goal of keeping energy consumption in the new IHK headquarters as low as possible: "A conventional lighting system consumes up to six times more power than light-emitting diodes," stresses Dietrich F. Brennenstuhl, founder and CEO of the Nimbus Group. "Which means that LED luminaires pay for themselves in the medium term despite the relatively high acquisition costs," adds Bierich. "That was decisive for the client."
Besides the economical lighting system, the IHK also has a gas-fired combined heat and power plant, photovoltaic systems, concrete core activation in the ceilings, heat recovery and a high level of insulation with triple-glazed windows. With these features, the building not only satisfies the conditions for the
German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) certification in silver but is also within the limits set by the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV).
Stuttgart, January 2015
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