Conserving resources

NürnbergMesse’s energy campaign has been advocating responsible handling of resources for many years now. We have planned a variety of steps as part of our environmental and energy management scheme to make the Exhibition Centre climate-neutral by 2028.


Sustainable construction

At its Exhibition Centre and the associated office buildings, sustainable construction is a core concern at NürnbergMesse. Its latest event halls, 3A and 3C, have earned Platinum certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). That iss both an incentive and a paradigm for continuing to design the site sustainably.



Water is the most precious resource of the 21st century, and NürnbergMesse is taking a number of different steps to conserve it. It intends to cut water consumption 15% by 2025. One part of the effort is to make more use of rainwater in conjunction with smart irrigation concepts for the grounds.



NürnbergMesse events are going to be even more sustainable in a number of different ways. For instance, over the coming years, less carpet will be laid. Signage at the site will be replaced by an innovative navigation and information system. And wastewater and material waste will be reduced, especially in trade fair booth construction.



NürnbergMesse plans to reduce its in-house waste accumulation 20% by 2025. A special focus will be on reusing capital goods like office furniture and reducing print products.

Test your knowledge of NürnbergMesse

A little sustainability quiz


How many of the UN’s 17 SDGs is NürnbergMesse addressing in various initiatives?

Meet the Sustainability Team

NürnbergMesse bears a responsibility in many different ways – for its employees, for the people in its region, and of course for its environment. The Sustainability Team reflects these diverse perspectives.

Eckehard Wohlgenannt
Environment & Energy Manager
Picture credit: Ralf Rödel
Ulf Santjer
Corporate Communications & Marketing
Norbert Seifert
Christian Hahn
Law & Insurance
Anke Müller
Member of the Employee Council

A wide range of


Tanja Rätsch
Management Assistant
Julia Hauser
Guest Events & Convention
Christopher Boss
EUROGUSS/MedtecLive Events

“As a major employer in the region, as a trade fair organizer worldwide and as an operator of exhibition grounds, we regard sustainability from an environmental, economic and social perspective. ”

Eckehard Wohlgenannt, Environment & Energy Manager, NürnbergMesse


Environmental aspect 2018 2019 2020 2021
Power consumption at GmbH [kwh] 23,982,282 20,344,512 12,452,370 10,804,203
Heat consumption at GmbH [kwh] 17,488,459 16,178,570 13,144,972 15,217,871
Water consumption [m3] 68,870 74,570 44,010 29,280
Total greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 & 2) (tonnes of CO2 equivalent) 11,730 8,504 493 555
Direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) 483 369 493 555
Indirect energy-related greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2) 11,248 8,135 0 0
Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) –* –* –* –*
Total waste accumulation (t) 6,320 5,672 1,039 485

* Data not yet gathered because definition of Scope 3 is still under discussion by industry association.