Werner Sobek Green Technologies brings together all of the expertise built up by the Werner Sobek group of companies in the field of sustainability and building technology. The spectrum of services we offer includes the provision of building physics consultancy and the development of sustainability and energy concepts (all using suitable simulation tools), the planning of technical building services (TGA), the performance of Life-Cycle Assessments and economic feasibility studies, and the implementation of certification in accordance with DGNB/BNB, BREEAM, LEED and other systems. Our planning and consultancy services range from the assessment of individual spaces and building complexes right through to entire urban districts. This array of services caters for the widest possible variety of use classes, including those from the professional (office), industrial, commercial, residential and cultural domains.
Our portfolio is further enhanced by the addition of such services as microclimate simulations, the development of recycling and waste concepts, and sustainable urban planning. Research collaborations and long-standing partnerships connect WSGreenTechnologies with a network of national and international experts and institutions operating in the sustainability sector. Particularly noteworthy examples include the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and OTH Regensburg. Our participation in such research projects as F87 (“Efficiency House Plus”), Aktivhaus B10 and the NEST Campus in Zürich forms part of our in-house developmental efforts and contributes to the maintenance of our valuable expertise. The Triple Zero concept developed by Werner Sobek forms a significant cornerstone of our thought and action.
It provides a succinct description of the requirements that sustainable buildings and urban districts should ideally fulfil. In accordance with this concept, such projects should not consume more energy than they generate from renewable sources on average per year (Zero Energy); they should not involve sites or structures that produce CO2 emissions or any other substances that are harmful to people or the environment (Zero Emissions); and it should be possible to fully reintroduce them back into the materials cycle after use (Zero Waste). Furthermore, we place particular emphasis on the health and well-being of the user. This involves taking such aspects as thermal, acoustic and visual comfort and questions of biocompatibility (e.g. the emissions factors of the building materials employed) into consideration.