We are happy to present some new photos of our institute building. We thank the photographer Maximilian Mutzhas (mutzhas.com) for his good job.
The IBN building
In this blog, we document the planning and construction of the new IBN building, which was completed in 2015. The building is a so-called Plusenergiehaus or energy-plus building. Using renewable and mineral-based building materials, it boasts a healthy indoor climate and the lowest possible exposure to electrosmog.
An important “building block” of the energy concept is the PV system on the roof (9.4 kWp). This system can generate ca. 7500 kWh electricity per year. It is assumed that about one third of this electricity is used for the building itself and two thirds can be fed into the public power grid. Based […]
In building biology, we highly value green space around the house. It is important to live “in and with nature,” but also to live in harmony with one’s neighbors. On the east side of the house, we created an outdoor living room as a little sanctuary where people can relax, have a meeting, or do their […]
About 50,000 l (13,200 gal) of potable water could be saved per household per year if potable water were separated from service water. The use of rainwater becomes therefore ever more important in regions with little rain. Storing rainwater or letting it seep into the ground also helps relieve the wastewater system and thus helps […]
For the new IBN building, we chose a professional lighting design for the following reasons: Beautiful lighting conditions that accentuate the architecture Light quality that promotes well-being and health Providing guidance during this period of change in the artificial lighting sector (e.g. incandescent lamps are banned and the quality of LED lamps varies greatly) Reducing […]