Andrew Michler

Unilever's Energy Efficient Office is One of the Greenest in Europe

by , 01/07/11

Behnisch Architects, chilled concrete floor, ETFE skin, german green building, hafencity, Unilever Headquarters

The building’s unusual second skin is composed of transparent ETFE panels, which act as a buffer against the winter winds. The plastic skin was conceived to save money without compromising on the performance of a double glass facade. The building also features chilled concrete floors and ceilings which keep the interior comfortable.

Supplementing the building’s daylit interior are custom surface-mount LEDs, which cut energy use by 70% compared to traditional lighting. Displacement-filtered fresh air help keeps the workforce perky during long days. Considered as a whole, the project backs up Unilever’s claim that it is one of the most sustainable office buildings in Europe.

+ Behnisch Architects

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  1. ethical gifts January 7, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Is it just me or it just looks too modern and not too green?

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