The block-type thermal power station <BTTP>
Since November 2009, the block-type thermal power station BTTP is in service. Therwith the Traube Tonbach makes an important contribution to the climate protection and the energy efficiency. The BTTP has two modules with a power generation of 434 kilowatt and further 770 kilowatt waste heat recovery which can be used to provide hot water. The construction generated 2.9 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 4.1 million kilowatt-hours of heat per year, which covered about 75 % of the power requirement needs in the hotel. The CO2 emissions are reduced about 1,400,000 kilograms per year compared to a conventional power generation. The employee accommodation is also connected to BTTP since the end of the year 2013.
The natural roof.
In 2012 our house „Kohlwald“ was completely renovated. There used be 41 double- and single rooms and now there are 23 generous apartments with an unique view into the nature. The roof is inspiried in a new and natural way. This natural house top is the home and living environment for different insects, which are very important for our ecosystem. Furthermore the house top acts as a cleaner for the rain water and with it the waste water is balanced.
The Traube Tonbach is a family business, which employes many staff (currently about 320) constantly. So we not only have to bear a big responsability, we must also be a guide, especially in our region. In addiction it is very important for us to make a difference and share our success. Therefore we are socially involved in different fields and try our best to support different people. The projects are all characterized by the fact, that they take place in the region and / or that children are the focus.
For our social commitment, we received a certificate of the middle-class-award for Social Responsibility in Baden-Württemberg - Performance - Engagement – Admission. This is a cooperation project of Caritas and the Ministry of Finance and Economic in Baden-Württemberg.