November 10, 2015 by Sebastian Fastenrath, Carolin Hulke
The retrofitting of “Buggi 50”, a globally recognized high-rise building project is the most recent “green” flagship project in Freiburg. The 16-storey residential building located on Bugginger Straße is the first renovated high-rise building worldwide that meets the passive house standard. The project was completed in 2011 and linked technological and social aspects.
June 01, 2015 by Sebastian Fastenrath
Research activities over the past year have focused on policy initiatives and instruments and green building projects, including Freiburg’s low-energy building standards, retrofitting funding and programs of the city council, the districts Vauban and Rieselfeld as well as a focused case study on the first high-rise building reaching passive house standards known as Bugginger Strasse 50. First findings are based on secondary data research including policy documents and reports as well as personal interviews with 27 experts (Sept. 2014 – Mar. 2015).