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Hamburg Energy Bunker Nominated for DGNB's Sustainable Building Award

The Energy Bunker is one of three finalists of DGNB's sustainability contest. The former flak bunker now houses a café and exhibition zones

Looking for buildings that are sustainable, innovative and architecturally valuable, the competition recorded a record number of participants this year. From 87 buildings submitted, the jury of experts headed by Prof. Dr. Günther Bachmann, Secretary General of the Council for Sustainable Development, selected three finalists. One of them is Hamburg’s IBA project Energy Bunker Wilhelmsburg.

Wilhelmsburg Bunker One of Three Finalists

The registered association German Sustainability Award Foundation e.V. and the German Society for Sustainable Building – DGNB eV will be granting the prestigious award for the third time in 2015. The prize-giving gala will take place on 27 November during the 8th German Sustainability Congress.
The former flak bunker in Wilhelmsburg was redeveloped as a key project of the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg and converted into a renewable power plant with large heat storage. It supplies the Reiherstieg quarter with climate-friendly heat and and feds energy from renewable source into Hamburg’s grid.
The DGNB’s “Sustainable Building Award” honours outstanding and exemplary achievements of architecture that are not sustainable not only in regard to quality, but also in regard to high aesthetic standards as well as innovative solutions.

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About the German Sustainability Award

The German Sustainability Award was established in 2008 to encourage the acceptance of social and ecological responsibility and to identify role models in this area. The award is endorsed by the German Federal Government, local and business associations as well as numerous NGOs, among them UNESCO and UNICEF. The awards are presented to cities, companies and individuals promoting the idea of a sustainable society. This year’s finals will be taking place at the German Sustainability Day 2015 celebrated on 27 November 2015 in Dusseldorf. The accompanying congress will commence in the afternoon of 26 November; the prize-giving gala is scheduled for the evening of the actual day, i.e. 27 November 2015.

About the German Sustainable Building Council

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V.) was founded in 2007 by 16 initiators from various subject areas within the construction and real-estate sectors to promote sustainable and economically efficient building. Today, the association has more than 1,200 members throughout the world. The members represent the entire value chain of the construction and real-estate sectors: architects, planners, the construction industry, investors and scientists bring their comprehensive know-how into the DGNB.
To promote sustainable building, the Council developed a certification system to identify and to distinguish particularly environmentally friendly, economically efficient buildings that conserve resources and have been optimized in terms of user comfort – the DGNB Certificate.

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