The research hall at the Feuchtwangen campus has now been awarded 1,560 euros for its exemplary presentation of climate-friendly construction under the German government’s Efficiency House Plus initiative. The competition was organized by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and the Home Affairs (BMI) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). The occasion for the event was the tenth anniversary of the German government’s “Efficiency House Plus” initiative last year.
The Feuchtwang research hall was honored as an innovative and forward-looking model building of this nationwide experimental initiative in the category “Model Location Efficiency House Plus Educational Building”. The ultra-modern and climate-friendly research hall at the Feuchtwangen campus was built three years ago as part of the Efficiency House Plus educational buildings funding program. With its high-tech equipment and sustainable energy supply, the Feuchtwangen Study and Technology Center has since stood as an example of a successful combination of climate protection and construction, according to the results of the theme competition.
The research hall at the Feuchtwangen campus is one of 63 experimental “Efficiency House Plus” model projects. With their respective standards, the model projects exemplify how sustainable and climate-friendly building can function. After all, the “Plus” generation of buildings should produce more energy than it consumes over the course of a year. “The fact that we have realized such an outstanding model building here in Feuchtwangen and will thus be a role model for many other future buildings is of course great for our town and the region,” explained Feuchtwangen’s first mayor Patrick Ruh. “Sustainability in construction and the climate-friendly use of our resources are already crucial topics of the energy transition and will be unavoidable, especially in the long term,” Ruh expressed his conviction. The cloister city already sets an example for future buildings with its climate-compatible research hall in the Efficiency House Plus standard, but at the same time also with the highly topical study and research offer at the Feuchtwangen campus, as Mayor Ruh expressed. “This is now also confirmed by the award from the Federal Ministry of Construction.”