Takustraße 3

Takustraße 3 was built in 1975-78 and houses the organic and physical chemistry departments. This is one of the Freie Universität’s most energy intensive buildings, in terms of water and heat requirements: around 1/12 of the university’s total energy costs can be traced back to this building. The modernisation of the heating and ventilation systems (e.g. installation of frequency converters), the introduction of online energy monitoring, and the energy saver incentive scheme 2007–2008, significantly reduced electricity and water usage.