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Maria Hill, Head of Sustainability, ECE Projekt- management Detailed floor plans and logistics concepts are developed for each construction site to ensure that they operate as smoothly as possible. Where possible, sites are supplied and dispose of their waste by rail or waterway. We also check whether it is possible to use a static concrete mixing plant, with the aim of reducing traffic. Special rubble collection points ensure that waste is separated right from the construction phase. Enclosed construction equipment is used to cut noise and protect residents and workers on sites during the construction period. Resources are conserved by means of reusable system form- works. The use of durable German materials (marble from the Jura mountains, regional sandstone, domestic wood) reduces trans- port volumes. Unlike when materials from China, South America or Egypt are chosen, it is also guaranteed that the quarries will be recultivated. The insulating material used for thermal insulation must meet the highest requirements. Foam glass, also known as cellular glass, is used in many Deutsche EuroShop centers. This material is predominantly made from recycled glass, which is ground, heated, mixed with carbon and expanded. and logistics concepts are developed for and logistics concepts are developed for Construction activities Due to the fact that systems with a static design (no prestressed structures or continuous beams) and a sufficient load reserve are used, retail space can be divided up and redeployed with a high degree of flexibility. Most locations are not greenfield, but rather brown- field sites. This means that no new natural land is lost. Comprehensive construction and groundwater surveys ensure that no problems of water table reduction arise and the land does not have to be decontaminated, which could be very costly. The performance and consumption of the heating, ventilation and cooling systems are continuously checked and adjusted dynamically to current requi- rements by means of modern, computer-assisted control systems (DDC systems). Reserves have been planned in the building’s techni- cal systems for future changes of use. As part of this planning, power rails with a variable connected load are used as an energy supply system. Flexibility At night, emergency lights are deactivated viaa time-delay switch. In order to fulfil the requirements of moderndesign and sustainable utilisation of energy inequal measure, new LEDs have been develo-ped for facade illumination. Energy-saving lights, motion detectors and light intensities that change throughout the day all help to save electricity. Solar control glass reduces the need for air-conditioning and the intensity of light requiredin the shops. Lighting Our centers have good bus and rail links,making for convenient and environmen-tally friendly travel. There are bike parking facilities for custo-mers who cycle. Inner-city locations reduce transportdistances. City locations also fit into existing structu-res and strengthen them. Our centers have Our centers have good bus and rail links, good bus and rail links,making for convenient and environmen- making for convenient and environmen- Surroundings & traffic DES Annual Report 2011 65