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Building in Existing Buildings with Ambitious Climate Protection Targets

Stampflehmhaus: Modern eingerichtetes Zimmer mit Küche, Esstisch und Fensterfront
Stampflehmhaus Ihlow © ZRS Architekten Ingenieure

In a joint series of lectures, the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and the Brandenburg Chamber of Architects are focussing on topics relating to sustainable urban development. The second event will take place on the 29th of June.

The second joint event organised by the University of Applied Sciences and the Brandenburg Chamber of Architects (BA) will focus on existing buildings and monuments. Based on examples realised by the ZRS office, an open panel discussion will seek answers to questions such as:

How can a loss of "grey energy", which occurs with every demolition, be counteracted?
Do monument protection and climate protection contradict each other?
What options are there for conversion, renovation, conversion, extension?
What energy standard can be achieved for which existing buildings?
What needs to be considered in which project phase? 
Which players are involved and where can information be found?

The speaker, Ole Busch, is a project architect at the ZRS office, which has been committed to sustainability in all its projects for many years. 
On the podium, Prof. Silke Straub-Beutin represents the interdisciplinary teaching in the Master's programme in Building Conservation and Construction Work on Existing Buildings, Maximilian Löffler represents the Architecture and Urban Design course as a student and Ulf Heitmann represents the building owners as a board member of the "Bremer Höhe" building cooperative. Dipl.-Ing. Monika Remann, architect and founder of the BA's sustainability working group, will moderate the evening.

The opening event of the lecture series took place in April under the title "Basics of climate-friendly construction". Further dates are planned for 12/10/2022 and 18/01/2023.

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