5000th home modernised in the Berlin Märkisches Viertel: KBE window profiles help to cut energy needs by half
Three years after construction began on the first modernisation project of this kind in Europe, the Märkisches Viertel quarter in Berlin saw completion of the 5000th accommodation unit, and therefore well over a third of the 13,000 homes planned. The housing company GESOBAU AG took this occasion to draw some encouraging interim conclusions, claiming that primary energy needs had been reduced by half. Besides providing innovative technologies and improved insulation, replacing the old windows also contributed decisively towards cutting the heating costs and reducing CO2 emissions. The project fitted about 10,000 windows from the profine KBE profile system KBE 70md with integrated ClimaTEC_70 basic ventilation.