Max Frank Group’s administration building wins two Gold awards

Bei dem Neubau der Max Frank Gruppe wurden schadstoffarme Bauprodukte eingesetzt.

The Max Frank Group – headquartered in Leiblfing, Bavaria – has won two Gold awards for its new administration building. Following a DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) award in October 2015, LEED certification now also confirms the sustainability of the building. Drees & Sommer Green Building experts carried out LEED certification and achieved the desired Gold award.

The project was planned for sustainability and durability from its inception. The building exceeds the requirements of the German Energy Conservation Ordinance (EnEV) 2009 by 34 percent. A gas-fired condensing boiler for heating contributes to this outcome. The building is cooled exclusively by geothermal wells, allowing the company to dispense with conventional cooling plant. The manufacturer of products for the reinforced concrete structure also scored points in the LEED Award’s innovation category for its proprietary integrated acoustic system for thermally activated concrete slabs.

The Max Frank Group called in the Drees & Sommer Green Building experts to undertake LEED certification. As the building was already in the construction phase, the team of experts had the special task of integrating the requirements for LEED certification into the project workflow swiftly and smoothly.

The group’s new building was completed in July 2015. In addition to office workplaces for 55 employees, the building has a cafeteria with seating for up to 80 people. The ground floor of the building also features a large function and conference room, which is used for regional events and concerts as well as for specialist symposiums on construction topics of the future.