Green steel makes Forster Campus particularly sustainable


St.Gallen/Romanshorn TG – Forster Profile Systems is building a new headquarters in Romanshorn. The building complex is to receive the Gold level of LEED certification for green building. This is made possible by green steel supplied by Debrunner Acifer.

Forster Profilsysteme is having a new company headquarters built in Romanshorn. Activities and employees of the two previous sites in Arbon TG are to be combined there. The new Forster Campus, which covers around 30,000 square meters, will include a production and logistics hall, an office building and a technology center.

The building complex is expected to receive Gold Level certification from the international Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard for green building. Only particularly sustainable buildings can receive the highest certification. To achieve this, CO2-reduced steel is used in the construction of the campus, so-called green steel.

Debrunner Acifer AG, a member of the Debrunner Koenig Group from St.Gallen, supplied a total of 600 tons of green steel for the Forster Campus. The order thus represents the first major project with Green Steel for the B2B trading partner and service provider in Switzerland. “Of course, conventional steel is also 100 percent recyclable,” Willi Lüchinger, CEO of Forster Profilsysteme AG, is quoted as saying in a corresponding press release from Debrunner Acifer. “But by using steel produced with reduced CO2 emissions, we’re taking sustainability one step further: thanks to Green Steel, we’re achieving the LEED Gold level.” ce/hs