net zero carbon
NET ZERO CARBON IN OPERATION
We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and PLTFRM is designed to be as self-sufficient as possible. It reduces the amount of off-site energy needed to run the building by two thirds, leaving just 34,5 kWh/ m²a. A non-energy efficient building of the same size uses 105,6 kWh/m²a, over three times as much.*
Energy is recovered from a waste water duct (with a heat exchanger) and with the help of a heat pump to heat and cool occupied areas, thanks to an innovative collaboration with the municipal water supplier, Berliner Wasserbetriebe.
20% of the building’s electricity (10.5 kWh/m²a) will come from 2830 m² of solar roof and façade panels.