IVG Immobilien AG is reacting to high fossil fuel prices. The Bonn-based company is to convert to bioenergy for the supply of heat at the IVG Business Park in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen near Munich. This will provide tenants on the site covering 85 hectares with a heating energy cost savings potential of around 30 percent. From 1 September, the new contracting party will be BioEnergie Taufkirchen, which will supply heat from its biomass power and heat supply station.
In addition to cost savings, environmental protection was also an important criterion for IVG in taking this measure: The biomass power and heat supply station is fired with wood shavings from the forestry industry, and other untreated wastewood. Combustion of the wood generates the same quantity of carbon dioxide that was previously extracted from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.
Christoph Nebl, the new manager of IVG's Munich branch since the beginning of August, "Connection to the bioenergy power station provides several benefits for our business park: It lowers operating costs for our tenants, reduces dependency on oil and gas prices and maintains the natural carbon dioxide balance in the atmosphere. This gives us a real competitive advantage in the hard-fought office market."
Source: IVG Immobilien AG