Green Hospital

Green Hospital

Drees & Sommer offers green hospital solutions for new and existing buildings. With decades of experience in the planning and construction of sustainable buildings and green buildings, we also provide comprehensive support to our clients in the healthcare sector. Together, we develop ideas and concepts for new buildings and analyse and optimise existing properties and entire real estate portfolios. We take care of certification in accordance with recognised standards and increase the efficiency of building operation.

Green hospital solutions

  • We analyse the energy consumption of your buildings and help you to reduce CO2 emissions. We also look at the ways in which your hospital supplies itself with energy.
  • Our experts use ESG tools to create content for your sustainability reporting or to provide you with customised support for your own report.
  • With our concepts and solutions, we create life cycle carbon footprints, standards for material recyclability and material health of your building as well as climate adaptation strategies on site.
  • We advise you on the necessary certifications to turn your building into a green building.

Drees & Sommer's experts will support you throughout the entire life cycle of your green hospital, from conception, planning and approval to construction and operation. Combining sustainability and cost-effectiveness is an integral part of our understanding.

    Sustainability: more than "just" nature conservation for us.

    For many customers, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about sustainability is renewable energy generation or insulating their building. That is not wrong. However, the holistic approach is crucial - especially for a green hospital. In addition to the efficient use of resources and energy, protecting the health of patients and employees is also important. Reducing waste plays another important role and - related to this - fundamental considerations of a circular economy.

    People are generally at the centre of green buildings. This requires planning that is orientated towards different needs. In particular, it must "mediate" between the requirements of different generations. Flexible building structures enable user-centred management of space and optimal work processes. A facility with "short distances" is then no longer a pipe dream. Furthermore, well thought-out lighting, ventilation and green planning ensure that unnecessary stress for patients and workers does not arise in the first place.

    Drees & Sommer is a

    • Founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB)
      The DGNB was founded in Stuttgart in 2007 with the aim of promoting sustainability in the construction and property industry. The non-profit association has established itself as the largest network for sustainable building in Europe and has around 1,500 member organisations that contribute their knowledge as architects, planners, investors and scientists, among others
    • Member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Rating Alliance
    • User of the Building Research Establishment Assessment Method (BREEAM)
      BEEAM stands for "Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method" and offers a comprehensive, internationally applicable classification system for sustainable building. The standard is also available in a version that is harmonised with German legislation and standards, which makes it easier to use
    • Users of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Sustainable Building Rating System
      LEED, which is offered by the US Green Building Council, stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design". Since 1998, the certification process has made it possible to demonstrate the sustainability of the production and operation of buildings.

    and is therefore an expert in green hospitals and their certification.


    Florian Schrenk
    Florian Schrenk Associate Partner