“This new building is an integral part of our company’s innovation strategy,” said Dr. Roland Peter, President Division BYK Additives & Instruments. “Whoever is globally networked and wants to collaborate successfully on application development must create space for effective communication. The new laboratory building constitutes the ideal conditions for this due to its user-oriented planning and generous amount of space.”
Particular value was placed in the planning stage on the efficient use of energy. With the aid of near-surface geothermal energy, heat pumps and heat recovery systems, primary energy consumption can be reduced by 30% against standard buildings. As regards the construction materials used, they either consist of renewable materials or are easily disposed of. Likewise, the insulation and the entire ventilation system are in compliance with the strict energy requirements.
BYK Additives & Instruments has thus been able to meet all the necessary requirements for the LEED precertification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) under the Platinum standard and has received the official documentation from the USGBC (Green Building Council).