Treating and heating water takes a lot of energy. That is just one reason why water is a valuable resource that we should handle with care. Around 122 litres are consumed per capita every day in Germany, in addition to the water consumed by industry, power plants and agriculture. To reduce its water consumption, Marc Cain collects rainwater in a cistern with a volume of 100,000 litres, which is used to water the green spaces around the company building. Part of the new logistics building in Bodelshausen includes a photovoltaic plant, which converts solar energy into electricity and feeds it into the internal power system of the building. As a result, the building is partially self-sufficient in its power supply, significantly reducing the need for CO2-emitting coal or nuclear energy.
Thanks to heat recovery, the fashion brand also uses less energy to heat the building and the water it consumes. Boilers are used in production to wash and treat textiles. The hot steam condenses into warm water, which in turn is used to heat additional water. Even the exhaust air from the ventilation systems is reused. Another plus for the environment and for Marc Cain customers is that an electric charging station has been installed in front of the outlet in Bodelshausen, supplying electric cars with free electricity while their owners shop in store. Marc Cain has also designed its “Rethink Together” products with the environment in mind by ensuring a resource-saving production process.
RELAX IN NATURE
the terrace and garden invite you to linger a while
FULL STEAM AHEAD
the electric charging station