Sustainability

Sustainability

Our resources are not unlimited. The unoccupied spaces in our cities cannot simply be multiplied. The lion´s share of the emissions that damage our climate is produced by the world’s cities. It has become increasingly difficult throughout the world to compensate for the ecological cost that is associated with increasing mobility in the form of automobile traffic.


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Since 1992 Freiburg was elected to be the ecosolar capital of Germany, Freiburg has earned an international reputation for its commitment to socailly and ecologically sustainable urban development.





The Challenges

Nowadays facing the climate change, the exploitation of natural resources and the increasing number of social and economic conflicts, sustainable architecture can make a significant contribution to social stability. Using sustainability as guidance, Frey Architekten Group has developed the so-called “five-finger principle”: 
 Ecological, Affordable, Innovative, Integrative, and Profitable.




According to its unique geographical advantage, Freiburg strongly promotes the development and usage of renewable energy, particularly, the search and implementaion of solar energy.



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FREY ARCHITEKTEN HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO PRESENT AN EXAMPLE OF SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF FREIBURG AT THE EXPO 2010 IN SHANGHAI.

For the architect Wolfgang Frey, the five principles of sustainability relate to ecology, economy, society, vision and motivation. With his five finger principle, Frey demonstrates the necessity of taking a holistic approach to socially and ecologically sustainable urban development.

Green City Freiburg


1976 


Sasbacher Sonnentage


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1981 Founding of the Fraunhofer Institut for Solar Energy Systems
1995The International Solar Energy Society  moves to Freiburg
1996Opening of the Solar-Fabrik
2000The first solar exhibition Intersolar take place in Freiburg
2007The Center for Renewable Energy is founded as part of the University of Freiburg
2010

Freiburg " Green City" presentation at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai






Wolfgang Frey was recieved by the former German president Mr. Horst Köhler





 


Publication:The Five Finger Principle



Publication:Germany Freiburg -- Green City