Neckarsulm, 21 September 2020 – Bechtle AG is building the foundations for future growth at the Neckarsulm headquarters with the IT company continuing to pursue its strategy of generating and using renewable energies through a raft a different measures. Construction work on the new office building will be completed on schedule at the end of September, becoming home to 600 employees, incorporating generous rooms for Corporate Health Management, as well as changing rooms and shower facilities. The generation of renewable energy at Bechtle Platz will receive a significant boost with the expanded use of geothermal energy and the installation of photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. At the same time, the number of charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles on site will be more than doubled from 60 to 130.
The new building—which is linked to the existing office block—is the sixth substantial expansion to the premises and is testament to Bechtle’s economic success and dynamic growth. As with earlier projects, the new structure will also tap into renewable energy, with the geothermal field beneath it including 42 geothermal probes installed at a depth of 42 metres. The technology is a staple at the location: Two further geothermal fields under the warehouse and the multi-storey car park have been in operation since 2016 and 2017 respectively. In total, Bechtle can count 224 geothermal probes on its premises. Solar thermal modules will heat the shower water while other solar modules installed on both the new and existing buildings will expand the current photovoltaic system, boosting solar energy production by 560 kilowatt peak (kWp) to a total output of around 1,900 kWp.
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