Building houses has a reputation for being unsustainable and wasteful. For more than 125 years, Baufritz has been proving that there is another way. The eco-house pioneer uses wood, the raw material that is now seen as the future of house building. Prefabricated timber construction for houses, apartments and renovations makes a significant contribution to climate and environmental protection. For this achievement, Managing Director Dagmar Fritz-Kramer will receive this year's German Environmental Award from the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU). German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will honour the entrepreneur together with climate scientist Dr Friederike Otto.
"Fritz-Kramer is doing excellent pioneering work with her company," said DBU Secretary General Alexander Bonde, "she and her employees are a real driving force for the transformation of the construction industry”. The DBU is honouring this outstanding contribution to energy-efficient and ecological building with the German Environmental Award. The figures speak for themselves: In Germany, the 21.4 million buildings are responsible for around 40 per cent of total annual greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, every Baufritz building reduces CO2 emissions by around 12,000 tonnes.
We are very proud to be recognised for all our hard work. More importantly, our innovation goes into every single home we build, meaning that the resulting customer homes are the most sustainable possible.