The facility, which will open in April 2021, is a flagship project for energy efficiency and sustainability for Audi: For the first time, a CO2-neutral facade material has been used for the building, which Audi developed together with the Berlin-based start-up "Made of Air" with a brand-specific design. The building material used permanently binds atmospheric CO2. In addition, a 270 kWp photovoltaic system is installed on the roof of the car dealership. At the heart of the system are inverters from SMA. IBC Solar, a quality supplier from Germany, was also chosen for the modules. An intelligent lighting control system and solar shading provide the right lighting conditions inside. The building can be supplied without fossil fuels.
Audi implemented the project in Munich-Trudering together with Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH. The photovoltaic system including storage and charging solutions come from MOON POWER GmbH - a subsidiary of Porsche Holding Salzburg. The client and operator of the building is Volkswagen Group Retail Germany - an automotive retail group of the Volkswagen Group. The Four Rings also plan to implement the innovations nationally and internationally in other partner operations that are being newly built or renovated.
Electric vehicles can be charged via a 150 kW or 2 x 75 kW rapid charging station outside and via five additional wallboxes with a maximum of 22 kW in the underground parking garage. "The electricity for the charging processes comes from the photovoltaic system. During the day, energy is stored in a VARTA battery system with a capacity of 300 kWh, so that solar power can be used around the clock and sustainable mobility can be ensured at all times," emphasizes Rupert Haslinger, project manager of MOON POWER GmbH.
A total of around 25 trades, mostly from southern Germany, were involved in the realization during the construction period. The total investment in the new location amounts to around 23 million euros. The CO2-neutral dealership is the first Audi facility worldwide to receive certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).