Cologne - Skygarden, inner courtyard oasis, versatile office space, e-mobility options and fitness area: Pandion AG's OFFICEHOME Rise in Düsseldorf Unterbilk is opening a new working environment with a high quality of stay on 35,000 square meters of rental space. The Cologne-based real estate company is relying on the expertise of ENGIE Deutschland to create a feel-good atmosphere in the building with state-of-the-art technical building equipment: the technology, energy and service specialists are installing a district heating connection to the Düsseldorf public utility network with a connected load of 1.8 megawatts to supply the building with heat. Three highly efficient chillers with a total output of 2.5 megawatts ensure an optimum cooling supply in the office areas. Markus Windbergs-Schaap, Branch Manager Building Technologies Cologne at ENGIE Deutschland, explains: "The chillers are particularly environmentally friendly thanks to the R1234ze refrigerant used, which has a GWP (Global Warming Potential) value of less than one. This makes them a perfect fit for the future-oriented OFFICEHOME Rise concept." The team of experts is building a pipe network almost 18 kilometers long to distribute the cooling and heating. In addition, eleven ventilation systems with a total air volume of 172,500 cubic meters per hour guarantee the supply of fresh air in the office and ancillary areas. ENGIE Deutschland is also responsible for the drinking water and waste water systems to serve the very high-quality sanitary facilities in the office areas. The basic fit-out will start in mid-November 2023, with the tenant fit-out starting at a later date and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2025.
In order to make the preparations for the installation and assembly of the technical building equipment as efficient as possible, the team of experts is working with a digital twin of the office building. The DGNB Gold conformity test completed in August 2023, in which the office project scored very well in the areas of sustainability and environmental friendliness, also proves that all signs point to the future for the entire contract. The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) also confirms the building's conformity with the EU taxonomy. The high-rise building also receives KfW funding in accordance with the BEG 55 efficiency standard. Marc Skor, Technical Director at Pandion, emphasizes: "With OFFICEHOME Rise, we want to be a role model for sustainable real estate projects in Düsseldorf and the region. ENGIE Deutschland's technical building concept optimally implements this claim."