Ettersburg Dialogues 2019: Resources for the Future of Construction

‘In order to construct buildings and cities that are resource-conserving, recyclable and healthy, it is vital to ensure interdisciplinary cooperation between project developers, building owners, architects and, in future, a dedicated materials planner,’ said Peter Mösle, Partner at Drees & Sommer SE.

At the annual Ettersburg Dialogues held by the Federal Foundation of Baukultur (culture in the built environment), Peter Mösle explains what is also important when planning and constructing climate-friendly and sustainable buildings and what role the Cradle to Cradle® design concept plays. This year's event is dedicated to the topic Baustoffe, Systeme, Nachhaltigkeit. Ressourcen für die Zukunft des Bauens. (‘Building materials, systems, sustainability. Resources for the future of construction’) and will be held on September 3 and 4 at Ettersburg Castle, north of Weimar in Germany. Decision-makers from the construction and real estate sectors will jointly address the question of how to achieve resource-efficient construction and how to disseminate effective approaches more quickly. The focus is on innovative approaches and the interdisciplinary networking of those involved in construction. Pioneering solutions are highlighted using the example of specific projects, such as the new administration building of the RAG Foundation and RAG AG in the German city of Essen. The project was certified Platinum by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and was also realized on the basis of the Cradle to Cradle design concept. This makes it a showcase project for recyclable and resource-conserving construction.

Other guests at the event include State Secretary Anne Katrin Bohle from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, and Reiner Nagel, Chair of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur.

More information (in German) can be found in the program: Ettersburg Dialogues 2019