Continental opens new headquarters in Hanover, Germany

New headquarters one of the most sustainable office buildings in Europe.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 15 Dec 2023 Views icon1344 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Continental opens new headquarters in Hanover, Germany

Continental officially opened its new corporate headquarters on December 13, 2023, at a ceremony held in Hanover, Germany. 

The new Continental campus comprises six buildings. A prominent feature of the complex is a suspended bridge spanning 75 meters, which crosses Hans-Böckler-Allee to link the northern and southern parts of the campus.  

“It is an expression of our sense of togetherness and a symbol of our long-term aspirations,” said Continental CEO Nikolai Setzer at the opening ceremony in Hanover on Wednesday. 

Among the more than 150 guests were prominent representatives from business, politics and culture, including Lower Saxony’s Minister president Stephan Weil and Hanover’s mayor Belit Onay. 

Meeting sustainability standards 

The new corporate headquarter meet the German government’s criteria for climate-friendly new buildings and, accordingly, the requirements for its sustainable building quality seal. Additional equipment and operating features make the new headquarters one of the most sustainable office buildings in Europe.

The roofs of the parking garages, for example, are fitted with solar panels. Rainwater is collected, and a geothermal system harnesses the Earth’s energy to heat and cool the building, largely covering its requirements.

The green roof areas are also equipped with photovoltaic systems that generate up to 300,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is used, for example, to charge electric cars and bicycles at 100 charging points in the two parking garages.  

 

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