Engineering the world’s first public net plus energy building
As the world’s first public net plus energy building – the City Hall in the south-western German city Freiburg stands tall as a model building for Zero Carbon Engineering. Around 800 solar panels adorn the façade and the roof of the building - producing energy that not only powers the electricity requirements of the building but also produces in surplus.
Protecting our future: A focus on sustainability
Estates Gazette, the UK’s leading publication in commercial property hosted an event in London - The Future of Real Estate. Drees & Sommer UK’s Head of Engineering Marco Abdallah joined a panel discussion that deliberated on the role that real estate plays in the future of cities.
Climate change and the digitisation of the built environment
Drees & Sommer UK’s Managing Director, Phil Ratcliffe and Head of Engineering, Marco Abdallah, both took part in panels at MIPIM UK, alongside leading real estate experts, to discuss where the built environment is heading in an age of artificial intelligence and a greater emphasis on sustainability than ever before.
Sustainable and future-proof - Drees & Sommer at Expo Real
"A three day trade fair producing tons of waste? This cannot be," said Drees & Sommer's Executive Board Member Steffen Szeidl and made a trendsetting decision at the EXPO REAL 2018 for the next edition. Read about our inspiring and future shaping concept Cradle to Cradle that was the idea behind our sustainable and #futureproofed booth at Expo Real 2019 in Munich.
EXPO REAL 2019: Real Evolution since 1970
Drees & Sommer – a start-up? Yes, back in 1970! Whether as a start-up company or a grown-up enterprise: there are no quick-fixes for becoming lean, agile, disruptive or innovative, it is living and implementing our beliefs what counts. Learn more at this year’s Expo Real from October 7 – 9 in Munich.
What are the Benefits of a Building with a Brain?
The buildings of tomorrow will be highly attentive to the groups inhabiting them. Delivering the keynote at Bisnow's Office Leasing & Development Conference in London last week, Marco Abdallah, Head of Engineering at Drees & Sommer UK, addressed an audience of real estate industry experts on 'Adding Value With Customised Smart Buildings'.
Are Smart Buildings worth the investment?
Drees & Sommer UK hosted a roundtable in London with Building Magazine to discuss whether Smart Buildings are worth the investment. Influential figures from the UK real estate industry were invited to explore advantages of smart buildings for occupiers, developers and landlords through the implementation of technology in real estate.
The Tech Edge: Roundtable on Customised Smart Buildings
Drees & Sommer UK hosted a roundtable with Real Estate Fund Intelligence Europe to explore the ever-growing influence of technology and digitisation in real estate. The roundtable consisted of a varied and diverse group of influential figures working across the European built environment sectors. The breadth of expertise at the table provided an exceptionally productive conversation.
Drees & Sommer joins forces for sustainable construction in UK
Drees & Sommer UK has joined UK Building Services Engineers Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency to proactively support the country’s construction industry to tackle climate change. The initiative brings together leading UK construction practices to set new priorities to meet demands of the changing times without compromising the ecology.