Deutsche Bank has embarked on a programme to carry out a 'green' technological modernisation of its iconic twin-tower office blocks in Frankfurt.
The two 155-metre high office towers, known locally as 'Debit' and 'Credit' are an iconic feature of the Frankfurt skyline and provide a total of approximately 100,000 m² of space for offices and amenities.
The bank has relocated the 2500 staff that usually occupy the buildings and commissioned Dutch IT services group Imtech to create a new and ecologically responsible office environment.
The one-year project will entail the installation of high-tech low-energy facilities for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, a 'green ICT infrastructure', an intelligent building management system, economical power facilities, intelligent lighting, and water-saving systems.
Compared with the present towers the revitalised building will consume approx. 55% less energy, emit 55% less carbon dioxide (CO2) and use 43% less water, while 98% of all the construction waste will be recycled, says Imtech.
The bank is seeking the highest-level Platinum Leed certification for the refit from the US Green Building Council.