Development of a resource-saving and energy-efficient neighborhood concept and development of a sustainability strategy for the buildings of the Max planck Society using the example of the new construction of the Life Science Campus in Martinsried

Project Duration
01.05.2022 – 01.04.2024

Funding Organization
Max Planck Society

Project Partners
Max Planck Society
Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design Professor Thomas Auer

Brief Summary
The Campus for Life Sciences in Martinsried is home to the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, one of the largest biomedically oriented research facilities of the Max Planck Society (MPG). In the immediate vicinity are facilities of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, the Innovation and Start-up Center Biotechnology (IZB) and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology. In total, more than 1,000 employees work at both Max Planck Institutes today, making the Martinsried campus one of the world's largest Max Planck locations. Together with the two Munich universities and other scientific institutions in Bavaria, the MPG wants to secure the national and international appeal of the Martinsried Campus as a research and technology location through competitive further development. The Max Planck Society therefore plans to further develop the Martinsried Campus into a flagship for life sciences beyond Germany and Europe.Against this background, new buildings are to be erected on the Max Planck Campus in Martinsried over the next few years, and research buildings fit for the future are to be constructed. The Max Planck Society attaches particular importance to the aspect of sustainability: "We want a climate-neutral research campus that is exemplary in Europe in terms of its type and size," explained President Martin Stratmann. Plans also include a transparently designed meeting center for science and the public near the future subway stop in Martinsried. New buildings are to be developed successively starting in 2023. Following the guiding principle of a forward-looking and ecologically oriented energy concept, the Max Planck Society wants to develop a CO2-neutral campus in order to achieve a significant reduction in its ecological footprint. A compact and energy-saving design, the synergetic use of resources and a sustainable energy supply will contribute to this. In the future, the energy supply will be provided by an energy mix consisting of a variety of producers and measures. Possible gains from photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, wind power and geothermal energy, heat recovery from waste water, to the local use of server and equipment waste heat span a wide network of possibilities. An important component is a sufficient energy supply for the campus with a connected load that is above all adequate for the planned modern data center. By efficiently reducing resource consumption, lifecycle costs can also be significantly reduced.At the same time, this creates an essential building block for a climate-neutral research campus that is exemplary in its type and size in Europe.

Markus Kleeberger