A "saturday for future is probably unique nationwide in these days. Schoolchildren all over the country take to the streets on fridays to demonstrate for climate protection. On saturday, however, something was also done for the future. Craftsmen from the region exhibited their skills and environmentally friendly alternatives in the city center.
At the "build, live, renovate" city fair the organizers showed homeowners how to renovate and build in an environmentally friendly way. "We are also doing the whole thing to advance climate protection", explained on saturday mayor german hacker. The technology is there, you just have to use it. Because: "we don’t have that much time left!"
However, the city’s climate protection officer, mignon ramsbeck-ullmann, speaks of many well-designed houses in herzogenaurach: "some of our buildings are very environmentally friendly." Outside the house, the trend is toward low-maintenance gardens. "We want to counteract this", says ramsbeck-ullmann.
City builds environmentally friendly
In addition to the numerous stands in the city center, there was also a presentation on natural gardens, among other things. "A garden is where something blooms, where something grows", says hacker. According to the climate protection officer, the city itself takes care to build in an environmentally friendly way: "when it comes to materials, attention is also paid to sustainability."
A natural material is slate. Traditionally used for roofing, as the scheer roofing company demonstrated on saturday. The exhibitors knocked hearts out of slate slabs, which the visitors were allowed to take home. If you think environmentally, you should always consider a photovoltaic system on the roof, says peter eigler. In addition, there is a need for a lot of heat insulation.
The gbi company, on the other hand, uses the latest computer technology and supports communities from the planning of construction projects to the setting of the last stone. The company has also been involved in a number of projects in herzogenaurach. With the help of software, she can scan municipalities, check their sewage network and thus map the place digitally. According to employee stefan gumbrecht, this makes it possible to predict more accurately when something needs to be repaired or replaced.
The herzowerke was also represented among the 42 stands. They invited to test: three different water holders, one brand, one discount water and one from the tap. Many of the visitors didn’t notice the difference in the blind tasting, says jens taufer, marketing manager of herzowerke.
There are hardly any differences in taste, but the testers were allowed to trace it in their wallets. 1000 liters of water from the herzogenaurach tap cost 2.37 euros. "It doesn’t really get any better than this", says taufer – also with sewage fees. The water is regularly checked, once a year there is a rough check, weekly further checks. At the same time, the ecological footprint of tap water is significantly lower than that of water from spain, italy or france, says taufer: "average-quality water is driven thousands of kilometers," he says."
Martin langmeier also notices that the trend is increasingly going back to nature. He is employed by steico, a company that produces dam solutions from renewable raw materials. "Customers want more and more natural materials", he says. The architect helmut popp from herzogenaurach uses this dam for his buildings. The company also offers dam material that can be blown loosely into the interstices and is therefore very flexible.
The city fair was a success, the city center was well attended. And the children also had something to look forward to, as they were able to collect easter eggs in the traditional way.