TerraTec: DBU presents ecological innovations

International environmental fair in Leipzig from 8 - 11 March - Exemplary DBU projects in exhibition hall 2 - From wastewater purification to urban development
Leipzig. Disposal, water- and sewage technology, recycling and waste treatment - that are the topics of the international environmental fair "TerraTec" in Leipzig from 8 -11 March. Stand G21 in hall 2 is a joint platform where the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU and four project partners present innovative environmental technology. The projects are dealing with ecological building and construction, decentralized wastewater purification, ecological urban development and environmental education and communication in trade.

Solutions for an ecological decentralized sewage waste disposal

Using a new bio-membrane technology developed for small purification plants, the Busse GmbH (Leipzig) presents solutions for an advantageous and ecological decentralized sewage waste disposal.

Ecological marketing in trade

The Umwelt - and Transferzentrum (UTZ) of the Leipzig Chamber of Handicrafts gives insights into the project "Ecological marketing in trade". It should support tradesmen to market their expertise in ecological building and construction more offensively to sensitize all the more consumers for ecological alternatives.

Solar facades in timber pillar construction for multiple-family-dwellings

The company of Harald Stahr & Andreas Naumann deals with ecological construction. The Leipzig engineering firm develops a solar facade in timber pillar construction for a multiple-family-dwelling from the last third of the 19th century. Up to now, integrated solar-thermal facade systems in timber-construction were used only for new single family houses - and not for the redevelopment of old buildings. The Stahr & Naumann innovation uses the solar energy in a way that additional heating is no longer necessary at temperatures down to minus 12° C.

Public commitment to ecological urban development

The Förderverein Neue Ufer (Leipzig) informs about a public commitment to an ecological urban development. With intensive participation of the citizens the river Pleiße, which had been banished in a curved pipe under the earth since the 1950s, is uncovered again piece for piece to Leipzig's cityscape. The opening of a section is part of a pedagogic-didactic concept of environmental education and - communication and advanced by Neue Ufer.

More Informationen: Ulf Jacob, Zentrum fĂŒr Umweltkommunikation (ZUK) der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Tel.: (0541) 96 33-960, u.jacob@dbu.de
With intensive participation of the citizens the river Pleiße, which had been banished in a curved pipe under the earth since the 1950s, is uncovered again piece for piece to Leipzig's cityscape.