September 1, 2021
The interior of our Binningen office, built 2001 was destroyed by an electric fire in May 2020. After more than a year of renovation, we were able to move back to the building early August.
We took this opportunity to not only repair the fire damage, but also modernize the building where possible. The goal was to make the building as environmentally friendly as possible and fit for the future. Within that process, we replaced the old gas-heating with geothermal power not only for heating but also cooling. New windows and a fully automated shading are helping to minimize energy consumption. The illumination of the work area was not only changed to energy saving LEDs but also automated to optimize the running time of each lamp to the minimum possible. Overall, we are reducing the yearly Co2 emissions by about 85% with these upgrades.
Beside pure technical enhancements, we also changed the traditional full time designated desks-concept into a combined home-office/open work-area structure, reducing drastically commuting hours of our employees by 30-40 %.
In addition to the concrete improvements, a project for solar panels on the roof as well as charging stations for electric cars is in progress.