Ecological building technology and restoration
Our seminar house uses modern energy saving technology. A large solar heating (klick to get to the facility model with actual data!) unit provides warm water during the whole year – when the sun is shining, and an adjacent photo-voltaic unit, which was built in cooperation with the FreiRäume foundation, has an output of 11kW.
During the renovation of the house we tried to conserve as much of the old building fabric as possible. For example the over a century old parquet floors were treated with hard wax oil, and the old windows were sealed and brought up to modern thermal insulation standards. The ecological insulating material Isoflock was added to the intermediate ceilings.
Our goal is to develop the seminar and guest house on an ecological basis. We try to use local suppliers with fair working conditions and ecological product standards, so we arrange for our seminar groups to be supplied by local ecological bakeries and ecological and fair trade groceries. At KuBiZ we always use ecological detergents and toilet paper as a matter of principle.