BOSS Outlet in Metzingen (Germany)
In 2020, the new BOSS Outlet in Metzingen was awarded two platinum certificates by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The building itself as well as the interior spaces received the highest award level. By doing this, HUGO BOSS was the first company in Germany to receive the two certificates, and to become a pioneer in this area.
Sustainability aspects were already taken into account during the planning phase – these included, for example, the use of over 20 geothermal bores and a photovoltaic system on the roof with an annual electricity generation of around 539 MWh. This corresponds to an annual consumption of 108 four-person households.
Additionally required electricity is covered with 100 % green electricity. In addition to the efficient energy supply of the building, LED lighting was used throughout the entire sales area. Motion-controlled LED lighting was also installed in ancillary rooms. To ensure a high quality of indoor air, we have used FSC®-certified wood as well as recycled and low-pollution materials. The flexible furniture concept offers the possibility of quickly converting different areas, which can be achieved sustainably without the use of new elements.
Administration building at the headquarters in Metzingen
We have expanded our headquarters in Metzingen in recent years. A new, modern administration building was built in 2013, which is characterized by its particularly sustainable construction and operation. In recognition, the building was awarded a platinum certificate by the DGNB for its sustainable construction. The second platinum certificate from the DGNB was received in the summer of 2017 – HUGO BOSS decided to obtain additional certification in the category "Buildings in Operation".
Even during the planning stage, attention was paid to ensuring that the building met the highest sustainability standards during operation – this includes the photovoltaic system on the roof, which generates approximately 66,000 kWh of electricity per year. That is about the same as the annual consumption of around 13 four-person households. Further construction highlights include the green atrium with a watercourse, the targeted use of environmentally friendly and health-compatible building materials and the high degree of flexibility in interior design.
Company daycare center
With the newly opened company daycare center, HUGO BOSS offers an attractive service for families, while at the same time ensuring that the modern building has the lowest possible impact on the environment. The wood hybrid construction (a mix of wood and reinforced concrete) leads to a very good ecological balance. It was particular important to us to use certified materials (mainly wood) that have a long durability and are environmentally friendly. On the roof of the daycare center, a photovoltaic thermal system was installed. In this way we generate electricity for our own needs and can also heat and cool the building. The electricity procured is 100% from renewable energy sources, therefore we avoid CO2 emissions. In addition, we save energy because heat can be recovered via the ventilation system.