TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland (Technical Inspection Association) is enhancing the comfort of 2,500 users at its Cologne headquarters. An energy control concept developed by Drees & Sommer – together with the energy-efficiency upgrade – paves the way for the future of the buildings and increases the overall economy. The achieved value-add includes a significant reduction in energy and operating costs through the high-efficiency standard, a cut in primary energy demand of about a third, and a similar reduction in the carbon footprint.

Project data

  • Client: TÜV Rheinland Immobilien GmbH, Cologne
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Project duration: January 2013 – March 2017
  • General planner/architect: HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner, Cologne
  • GFA:
    - Business Park: approx. 100,000 m²
    - High-rise renovation part: approx. 20,000 m²
  • 10 buildings
  • 1 energy control center with a total of 1,200 m²


Individual services

  • Energy Control Concept
  • Feasibility Study
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • General Technical Planning
  • Energy Design/Management with Monitoring
  • Building Services Equipment
  • Facade Technology
  • Building Physics with KFC Subsidy Consulting
  • Certification to DGNB
  • Pre-Check for LEED

Additional value

Some 30 percent primary energy saving and 30 percent reduction in carbon footprint