LVM, Münster

Client's Challenges:

  • Ensure environmental compatibility as well as sustainability while delivering a High Performance building and maintaining high convenience for the user and individual controllability.
  • Exploit the construction of the façade, as a symbol of its own transparency.

Our Added Value:

  • Provide energy strategy and design that lead to achieve DGNB Platinum certification and Zero Energy Office status.
  • Deliver a concept containing sophisticated technology for building’s efficiency and user comfort.
  • Contribute to the implementation of a highly developed building envelope that already exceeds the requirements of future energy standards (EnEV 2012).

Our Approach:

  • Collaborative consultancy with HPP from the very first design stages.
  • Innovative concept for façade & systems (use of rainwater, geothermal energy, cogeneration of heat and power, de-centralised ventilation/HVAC system, high efficient heat recovery systems, photovoltaics, lighting varying on daylight level and presence, PCM cooled ceiling).


  • 18 floors for a total of 20.000 m2.
  • Certified DGNB Platinum.
  • Phase change Materials.
  • Concrete Activation.
  • 30% reduction on cooling energy.
  • Ecological footprint 4 kgCO2/m2.
  • Zero Maintenance.

Deerns has performed Energy Stratgegy, Building Physics, DGNB Consultancy, MEP Systems Design.