Photo: ifes GmbH
kik Headquarter Europe – Bönen
The ifes GmbH was commissioned by the Kik Non-Food GmbH & Co KG to plan an energy-efficient and sustainable energy concept in co-operation with the architect's office Hanssen. The goal, to feature the employees' workstation with an acoustic, visual and thermal comfort, and simultaneously reducing the operating costs, was achieved by a holistic planning and the use of a thermal building and plant simulation.
The task of the simulation was to optimise the energy-technical and construction physical boundary condition, so that an innovative and sus-tainable energy concept could be realised. A self-adjusting gravity cooling sys-tem, which runs the main ventilation without electricity, ensures energy-efficient cooling of the offices. Further structural methods, such as an opti-mised sun and glare protection were part of the successful concept.