Pioneers since 2011: The OpernTurm was one of the first new-build high-rises to be certified to the LEED GOLD standard.
Ecological power and heat supply
The OpernTurm selects only providers who supply power from 100-percent renewable energies. We also use district heating – produced in a way that is environmentally friendly and regenerative, namely by means of heat recovery.
Since as early as 2014, the OpernTurm has provided electric charging stations for cars in its underground carpark and plans to provide additional stations.
Sustainable products in-house
With the Manufaktum department store in the podium building, since 2010 the OpernTurm has been offering employees and visitors a large range of high-quality and particularly long-lasting everyday products manufactured in a way that is environmentally and socially compatible.
Resource-saving materials and recycling
We use only environmentally friendly cleaning agents (“Green clean”) and electrically operated cleaning equipment. Waste is 100-percent separated throughout the building. And our canteen operator uses a returnable deposit system or packaging made of recyclable materials for takeaway meals.
In the communal areas the lighting has been converted to energy-saving LED technology.
More green spaces, more climate protection
With the construction of the OpernTurm, a previously sealed 5,400 m² area of the former Zurich insurance complex site was converted back into parkland and integrated into the Rothschild Park. This counteracts the creation of heat islands in the city, supports the infiltration of valuable rainwater, improves the urban climate thanks to the extra vegetation, and provides more recreational space for people in downtown Frankfurt.
A bee colony has been established on the podium building. This strengthens the local bee population and thus helps preserve biodiversity.