Stadtwerke Karlsruhe

Entering a brand new world with energy and high performance.

The request: To sustainably enhance the building’s performance and create a modern, customer- and needs-oriented working environment. The renovation of the main building for Stadtwerke Karlsruhe was able to accomplish just that. Originally built in the 1970s, the 15,000 square meter administrative building now houses around 530 innovative modern workstations with a new customer reception area, meeting room, and company restaurant. Various smaller projects came together to form a successful whole. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) was involved in developing these high-performance working environments and Change Management got employees involved in the processes at an early stage. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) awarded the building with a gold certificate.

Michael Homann, chairman of the business management for the Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, the energy partner in Karlsruhe and the region for power, natural gas, long-distance heating, drinking water, and services.

“As the project manager, Vollack defined strategic goals with us and made the plans reality. Today we are working in an innovative modern building that was renovated on time, on budget, and at top quality.”