Sustainable and Contemporary Construction: The interplay of ecology and quality of life.

The thoughtful handling of natural resources is a central concern in the Wohnprojekt Möhra.  A large section--about two thirds--of the terrain in the housing area will be green corridor. Roughly half of this is a common zone that serves as a rainwater storage and percolation area. In this way, precious rainwater will not run off as drainage, but will instead replenish the store of groundwater where the soil condition allows.

In cooperation with specialist engineers, an energy concept will be developed that corresponds to the ecological needs of our time while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements of the community for ease and comfort. The application of regenerative energies for heat supply, for example, can reduce CO2-emissions.  A biological cleaning station for wastewater--which works completely odourless because of regulated oxygen transfer--forms another part of the ecological commitment underlying the building plan. Low energy houses will be built to conform to the minimum standard of KFW40. This is considerably below the prescribed energy regulations (EnEV 2009), putting us in the position of having anticipated possible future energy restrictions.

Quiet living means quality of life.

The entire living area is designed with traffic-calming devices in mind. The south end of the property connects to the regional road and is free of transit traffic.  The parking lot is mainly situated on the edge of the housing area, giving the impression of car-free living. All roads on the land are trafficable for supply and delivery but in the northern sector the lanes are narrower and the surface is only slightly sealed (in an ecological manner).

Your Capital Makes Sense.

By making tax-deductible donations and endowments to the “Karmapa Foundation Möhra” you can help realise the idea of spiritual co-habitation and assist in securing it for the long-term.  The task of the foundation is to assume collective shares of the project as in the case of funding for the community center. Some programs will be open to the public and add to the offerings of the dharma center: yoga, for example, evenings of meditation and so forth.  Another task of the foundation is to establish living space for Buddhist nuns and monks in order to support the stabilisation and propagation of the Dharma in Europe.

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