We are committed to ensuring that Schönefeld Airport, Tegel Airport and the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport are operated in a manner that is as energy-efficient, resource-saving and environmentally-friendly as possible. We also aim to convince all our business partners, suppliers and passengers to work with us to help us realise this vision. In the Environmental Strategy the Board of Management has defined key milestones along the company’s path to becoming a truly Green Airport. We want to harness this Strategy to set new standards in sustainable airport operations, and so become a Green Airport that sets environmental precedents.
Environmental Management System
Climate and Energy
A core element of the Green Airport strategy is BER’s Climate Protection Programme, which stipulates that energy consumption at BER is to be steadily reduced after the airport opens. At the same time, the strategy aims to avoid the emission of climate-relevant gases by using renewable energy. After BER’s first year of operation, the company will set an ambitious and realistic CO2-reduction target and will define all measures needed to achieve this target.
Even before the airport has opened, the company’s efforts are already bearing significant fruit. The combined heat and power stations situated close to the terminal are generating heat, cold and electricity with a high degree of efficiency. Already, around half the power needed at Schönefeld is generated here; the other half comes exclusively from renewable sources.