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Velojournal 2018/04/18
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In the cycle industry Zedler-Institut is firmly established. With permanent load tests of frames and add-on parts Dirk Zedler and his employees have gained a good reputation. But it is mainly due to the new company building in Ludwigsburg, the topping-out ceremony of which was celebrated in May 2017 and to which one had moved last summer, that Dirk Zedler was to accept the ethics prize of the German service and bicycle association (VSF) at the vivavelo conference in Berlin.

The energy-efficient building with a photovoltaic system on the roof not only includes modern offices, but also a training and seminar area with integrated bicycle museum on three floors, a bicycle parking with 42 spaces including charging facilities for e-bikes and a large terrace with view on the orchard meadow created for the building.

The new company building of Zedler-Institut as drawing and during the topping-out ceremony

According to VSF Managing Director Albert Herresthal in his laudatio, with this exemplary building company founder and owner Dirk Zedler would realize an ethical vision going far beyond functionality and esthetics. It were an impressing statement of the change in energy and transport policy and a good example to show how companies could make their contribution to environmentally aware and sustainable life and work. Just in line with the original Swabian motto ‘Don’t talk, just do it’.


Read the entire article here.

Author: Laurens van Rooijen
Photos: VSF/Zedler Institut

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