5 years of certification work and research, development and consulting activities. ATP sustain is celebrating a significant birthday.
Munich, Vienna, 18th August 2014 – Just being “green” is no longer enough. That would mean a simple ecological-energetic assessment of a building, summarizes Jens Glöggler, Managing Director of ATP sustain in Munich. However, just like our guiding principle, we want to be “more than green”!
So what exactly is the guiding principle that ATP’s research company for sustainable designing and building has been following for the past five years as it has established itself as a well-known player on the scene?
Michael Haugeneder, head of ATP sustain in Vienna subtly adapts ATP’s vision as follows: “we want to use new ways of thinking and acting as a means of establishing sustainable building as standard and change our world positively with excellent buildings as a way of ensuring that our children can enjoy a better future.” He then adds that “the challenge is to make decisions today which are thorough, timely and correct because these have effects which will only be visible in several years. Not only must we meet the challenges of today but we must also establish new objectives which will help us discover the user requirements of tomorrow.”
As a research company within the ATP family, ATP sustain is a hotbed of sustainable building. Its key task is to holistically accompany and certify buildings in the interests of sustainability. ATP sustain is also intensely active in the areas of research and development. Alongside this research and development work the team has also, from the very start, had a further clear area of responsibility: the development and the evaluation of the sustainable quality of buildings using the BREEAM, LEED and DGNB certification systems. In addition to all this, ATP sustain has established other areas of activity: addressing such themes as thermal building physics, acoustics and building services consultancy, the development of energy concepts and the dynamic simulation of buildings with special reference to energy accounting, flow, wind and daylight simulations and sunlight studies. The eight-person team is made up of architects, building services engineers, building biologists, building physicists and building engineers.