Already clearly championing sustainability: The southern section of the HORIZN BER CITY district of the future has been awarded German Sustainable Building Council precertification for districts in Platinum, the highest possible distinction. At the kick-off event for marketing of the district, the precertification deed was formally presented to Aletta von Massenbach, CEO of the airport operating company, by Prof. Alexander Rudolphi, member of the Board of Trustees of the German Sustainable Building Council (GSBC).
The BER airport operating company has great ambitions as regards the sustainability of its HORIZN BER CITY project. The development of a successful business district requires planning that sensitively considers all the relevant parameters. The GSBC certification of business districts is intended to functionally link the individual usage zones and the surrounding areas. In this way, costs can be efficiently lowered in the long term while comfort and the quality of life can be improved – with substantial value added. The idea is to wed economic operations, on the one hand, with productivity and well-being, on the other.
In the course of the GSBC certification process, the ecological, economic, socio-cultural, functional and technical quality as well as the district’s process quality were all examined. The precertification (Phase 1) is awarded on the level of an urban-planning design and is valid for three years.
HORIZN BER CITY convinced the GSBC among others by: