For about 20 years I have been facing the challenge of planning or carrying out small and large construction projects as sustainably as possible and as inexpensively as necessary. I have seen how the insulation properties of building products improve rapidly, but at the same time manufacture and installation have become more complicated and delicate.
Sustainability is no longer limited to energy saving and climate protection. Questions about the service life, the production and disposal conditions, as well as the toxicity of a building material and the reaction to extreme weather conditions and events in connection with sustainability requirements in the building industry have long been asked. Sustainable precautions are still a burden on the building owner’s budget, so that often enough good ideas are put aside.
In view of this problem, there is a common ground with environmental organizations such as BEF: There will be no solution without a change in awareness, both large and small, and without appropriate funding programs.
Since 2007 we have been working on various projects inland and abroad to explore and promote the possibilities of energy-saving, sustainable planning and construction under a wide variety of social conditions.
Christiane studied social education and architecture in Hamburg. In 2004 she co-founded the architecture office Auraplan.
- Sustainable architecture, renovation of existing buildings, mediation between the perspective of the planner and the user.