Messe Nuremberg’s Hall 3A has become the first exhibition hall in the world to receive the German Sustainable Building Council’s (DGNB) highest category of excellence (the Gold standard). The DGNB certificate combines economic, technical and ecological parameters and aspects of sociocultural sustainability.
According to Messe Nuremberg, the reasons for this high degree of recognition lie in the comprehensive sustainability concept used in the construction of the exhibition hall. The heating supply for 3A is climate-neutral thanks to the use of district heating, rotary heat exchangers and LED lights. These factors ensure that excellent conditions prevail on all exhibition stands in addition to excellent potential for energy saving.
Peter Ottmann and Roland Fleck, Joint CEOs at the firm which runs the Hall said “In many respects this makes Hall 3A the benchmark for the further development of our company and indicates the direction at the same time. We see today’s award as a key element of our energy campaign and will sensibly supplement this through further measures.”
Johannes Kreißig, executive board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), emphasises the importance of this certification: “Today economy and ecology are no longer a contradiction in terms. Hall 3A of Messe Nuremberg is currently the best example that exhibition halls in the 21st century can look really attractive and be highly energy-efficient at the same time.”
As one of the UK leaders in environmentally friendly exhibition stands, we applaud the team at Messe Nuremberg for achieving this milestone.
We encourage all of clients to look at the wider environmental impact of their exhibition programme including transportation, exhibition storage, recycling and the use of eco-friendly inks.
If you’d like to talk about your own exhibition management programme and how 200m2 can help, call us anytime on 020 333 200 92.