Discover Germany, Issue 13, January 2024

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Photo: decon GmbH

Stavanger Straße. Photo: studiofeldmann


"In addition to the challenges that these regulations undoubtedly pose for companies, we also see the opportunities," emphasises Ghassan Akra, Managing Partner of decon GmbH, a renowned company with several offices throughout Germany that specialises in facility management-oriented overall technical planning.

HVACS-systems not only ensure comfort and safety, but also help to reduce energy consumption and environmental pollution.

Energy efficiency and climate neutrality are becoming important or even mandatory in more and more areas of business life. Be it in tenders, in investment decisions or even when choosing a new employer. "Climate neutrality," says Mr. Akra, "will soon no longer be an option, but a must!”

This is precisely where Mr. Akra sees great potential: "Today's business world demands not only innovation and efficiency, but also sustainable building infrastructures. Efficient HVACS-systems can play an important role here and lead to significant cost savings," says the managing director. "Through intelligent control and regular maintenance, companies can optimise their energy consumption and reduce operating costs. This not only protects the environment, but also improves the economic efficiency of the buildings."

The backbone of modern, energy-efficient and climate-neutral corporate buildings is the technical building equipment, i.e. the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, ventilation and electrical systems. Customised

decon GmbH's consultancy services on energy-efficient systems are backed up by BIM – Building Information Modelling – another important component in the portfolio of the partly owner-managed engineering company.



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What exactly is BIM and what are its benefits? "BIM is a collaborative working method, a digital process that optimises the lifecycle of a project from design through construction to the operation and maintenance phase. By pooling all the information relevant to planning, construction becomes not only more efficient, but also more cost-effective," explains Mr. Akra. A clear advantage of BIM! The experts of the decon family share a common vision: "We want to realise every building project not only to our clients’ full satisfaction, but also as cost-effectively as possible. In an increasingly interconnected world, technical building equipment is not just a cost factor, but an investment in the future," emphasises the managing director. "If a company is not yet taking advantage of HVACS planning or BIM, or is currently in the planning stages of a major building project, now is the time to act to become energy efficient and climate neutral, thus making an important contribution to climate protection."


The European Climate Law commits the EU to climate neutrality by 2050. Stricter national and international regulations and laws are now increasingly forcing companies to make their contribution to climate protection.

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