Congress Center Hamburg Receives Sustainability Recognition

23rd May 2023

The German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) has awarded the new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg with the Gold certification in the Revitalization category.

The only German convention center to date to receive such recognition, the modernisation of the CCH managed to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% compared to a new construction.

During the remodelling, 85% of the wood products used came from sustainable forestry. (after inspection of various products to find the best match). It also features audio induction loops and tactile guidance systems, visual alert systems, digital signage and strobe lights, all elements for barrier-free access. To improve the local microclimate, increase biodiversity and reduce the ecological footprint of the building, 2,000 square meters of additional rooftop garden area where implemented above Hall 1. 

“The CCH uniquely combines the concept of ecological, technical and social sustainability with daring artistic vision,” emphasizes Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer of the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg“The City of Hamburg’s farsighted planning regarding the sustainability of the CCH has become a key element of our customer acquisition strategy.”

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