The Ernst-August-Galerie in Hanover developed by ECE was honored at Europe's largest retail trade fair in Cannes (France). A top-class jury chose the shopping center to be the best sustainable retail property of the year. "We are very pleased about the award," said Alexander Otto, CEO ECE. "It shows that our concepts are groundbreaking for the complete sector."
The 230 million project was planned and realized by ECE and HGA .
The MAPIC award is another proof for the pioneering environment concept of the inner-city shopping center. The Ernst-August-Galerie already received a sustainability certificate in gold from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
The gallery is the first shopping center in which electrical mall air-conditioning is not required due to natural ventilation. Thus, 35 tons of CO2 can be saved per year. Also a 250-kilowatts photovoltaic system is installed on the roof for energy generation, which saves another 50 tons of CO2 every year.
Further climate protection measures are, among others, energy-efficient illuminants of the latest generation as well as the usage of certified green electricity. The 230 million project was planned and realized by ECE and HGA Capital Grundbesitz und Anlage GmbH.