AS Solar Headquarter
In Hannover, the future of energy-saving in large buildings has started. At the 31st of May 2011, the wholesale distributor for solar technology and pellet systems, AS Solar, introduced its new headquarter. This building produces more energy than it actually consumes. For the first time, an industrial sector has been redeveloped with the latest accomplishments of the energy technology. The result is a worldwide unique, plus-energy-building which is used as office, production facility and warehouse.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, an industrial ruin at the Nenndorfer Chaussee has developed into a solar model project.
AS Solar does not consider new buildings, but energy saving and resource conservation through professional renovation of old buildings, as biggest challenge for economic and energy policy. “Here we have, with an investment of 7,5 Mio. Euro, created a worldwide individual and unique plus-energy-building, that can be used as office, production facility and warehouse and which is, with a total size of 12.500 square meters, one of the biggest projects of its kind as well as an energetic lead project”, explains the managing director of AS Solar, Gerd Pommerien.
Because of the model character of the project, AS Solar was funded with 100.000 Euro by the European Fund for regional Development (EFRD). On the ground floor of the building, two seminar rooms, one supply kitchen, a bistro and in the northern part, a “technology showroom” have been established. On the mezzanine floor, office rooms as well as toilets, showers and social rooms were integrated.