ESO Supernova Receives Gold Rating for Sustainability
1 November 2018
Following a thorough assessment, the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB — Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen) has awarded the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre the gold certificate for sustainability.
This award recognises the ways in which the ESO Supernova adheres to high standards of sustainability. The council assessed the building in six different categories: environmental, economic, sociocultural and functional, technology, processes and location. The award takes into account not only the conservation of energy and use of sustainable materials, but also features such as the comfort of those who visit and work in the centre.
The DGNB concluded that the ESO Supernova is so committed to sustainability that it meets the requirements for a gold certificate. Visitors to the centre can see the plaque acknowledging the ESO Supernova’s gold standard by the front entrance.
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre
The ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The building is a donation from the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation, and ESO runs the facility.
- The ESO Supernova website
- ESO Supernova fact sheet (PDF)
- Support ESO Supernova
- The DGNB website
- Schumann Projektsteuerung
- Stahl + Weiß
- Architects Bernhardt + Partner
- Ingenieurbüro Hausladen
- Burnickl Ingenieure
ESO Supernova Coordinator
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 320 061 30
Community Coordinator & Communication Strategy Officer
Tel: +49 89 320 069 65
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