Mobility by Real Estate
A model project in Frankfurt Rhein-Main connects living and driving in an environmentally sound manner.
Together with other participating companies, the state secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Mr. Rainer Bomba (photo second from the right), presented on the 2ndof July 2012 the company initiative “Mobility by Real Estate” at the headquarters of Lahmeyer Rhein-Main. The initiative is examining environmentally sound connections between living and mobility.
As a pilot project, a settlement consisting of semi-detached houses and rowhouses in the Quellenpark district of Bad Vilbel, as well as a multi-family house in the Riedberg district of Frankfurt, will be built applying the new plus standard for energy-efficient houses.
After the development of low-energy houses and passive houses, the plus standard for energy-efficient houses advances the energy-optimization of buildings. Energy is generated for use in the building and for other purposes outside the building. This energy can now be fed into the grid or, which is the concept of this model project, be directly used in the form of electro-mobility. The house becomes the charging station for one’s own electro-mobility.
Together with the city councilor of Bad Vilbel, Mr. Rüdiger Wiechers, Lahmeyer Rhein-Main initiated this project. The corporate group Nassauische Heimstätte Wohnstadt, the Bien-Zenker AG and the Adam Opel AG joined the initiative. They all support the slogan “Mobility by Real Estate”.
Starting in 2019, the newly constructed buildings should generally operate in a climate-neutral manner. This is the ambitious aim of the “Zukunft BAU” (“Future Building”) research initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. The industry initiative “Mobility by Real Estate” is a step towards this future.
The state secretary, Mr. Rainer Bomba, thanked all to those involved in Bad Vilbel: “Besides developing concepts for climate-neutral buildings, we would like to create opportunities to combine highly energy-efficient buildings with the future technology for electro-mobility.”