The airport has very high energy requirements. A large number of systems and equipment need to be available at all times, although the operating company has little influence on the actual use of these systems and equipment and thus on the efficiency of their energy use. With this in mind, Dresden Airport makes every effort to reduce its energy consumption.
The Dresden Airport Terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art, low-energy climate control and lighting. Bringing together the many functions an airport has to fulfil into one single modern building has also played a role in improving our energy efficiency. Like all other areas, the workshops and stores in the airport’s technical services facilities are equipped with efficient energy-saving technology.
The energy distribution system (electricity, heating and cooling) at Dresden International Airport records the exact amount of energy used by each consumer. The software delivers up-to-date consumption data that can be evaluated for potential energy savings on a differentiated basis. We are currently exploring ways to increase the efficiency of our lighting.
In May 2010 we installed solar panels on the roof of the car park extension, which is providing us with renewable energy for the first time.
Photovoltaic panels on the roof of the multi-storey car park
Solar panel display (in Dresden Airport Terminal)