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  • © KuP Architekten
  • © KuP Architekten

Mainova 4. BA


With 1D, Mainova AG is building an office complex with an integrated conference centre on its own site in Frankfurt am Main. This building is a milestone in setting construction standards. In addition to implementing the zero energy standard, this building aims to achieve Green Building Certification in Gold. 

Alpha has taken on responsibility for advice on sustainability as well as for delivering the evidence required for verification in the certification process. 




Investigation how deep direct sunlight penetrates the double façade

Study on available natural daylight illumination in all residence areas

Client Mainova AG
Services Life Cycle Assessment
Integral Energy Consulting using Energy Modeling
Solar Design
DGNB Certification
Carbon Analysis
Energy Supply Concept
EnEV Energy Certificate
Use Office and Administration
GFA 10.000 m²
Land Area 50.000 m² (Area Mainova AG)
Realization 2011
Certification DGNB New Construction Office 2009 in GOLD (Pre-Certificate)

  • An integrated approach to planning by 3D simulation building
  • DGNB Pre-certificate in gold (ceremony at EXPO Real)
  • Certification and verification in one hand 
  • Zero-energy standard for the new office building

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