Straubenhardt fire station

Straubenhardt fire station


The fire station in Straubenhardt is one of the first Cradle to Cradle® projects in the public sector in Germany and will be completed in 2020. With the construction of the new building, the municipality is taking on a real pioneering role.

In collaboration with Wulf Architekten, EPEA part of Drees&Sommer is involved in the development and implementation of the Cradle to Cradle® measures and documents the recyclability of the building with a material passport. The effects on the health of users and on the environment, in particular water, soil and air, are a high priority. The components and emissions of building materials are examined to ensure positive indoor air quality.

Another goal is to be able to recycle or even upgrade the building materials used after the building has been used. Therefore, the choice of materials, construction technology and reversible connections play an important role in construction. Studies were carried out to optimize design details.

The green roof of the fire station and the surrounding plants provide a habitat for insects and have a positive influence on biological diversity. Building-integrated water circuits reduce drinking water consumption and the volume of waste water.

The building is connected to a bioheating plant. Overall, the fire station is planned as a sustainable raw material warehouse.

(2016 - 2020)

EPEA Services

  • Circular Engineering
  • Development and implementation of cradle-to-cradle measures
  • Use of healthy materials, reusable construction and reversible connections
  • Documentation using the Material Passport


  • Use of renewable energy sources
  • Designed for flexibility and reusability
  • Improving indoor air quality and user wellbeing
  • Building functions as a raw material warehouse
  • Improving local biodiversity
  • Building-integrated water circuits

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