The CO2 emissions in the satellite facility will be 40 percent lower than in the two existing terminals. A variety of measures will be used to achieve this. Modern displacement ventilation technology will be used for climate control, while the lighting will incorporate LEDs and dimming technology. Inside the satellite facility, the cavity between the two skins of the facade will be used by passengers to change levels in the building. This isolated space will be separated from the actual terminal area by a glass wall, creating a climate buffer for the satellite.
The conservation of natural resources is a major concern for Lufthansa when planning, renovating or constructing its corporate buildings. The Lufthansa Aviation Center in Frankfurt was built according to ecological principles, and the new satellite building in Munich will be, too. Thanks to thermoactive ceilings, heat-sensitive automatic window shades and a thermally insulated facade, the administrative building at Frankfurt Airport consumes about one third less energy than a conventional office complex. The new A-Plus concourse at Frankfurt Airport is another example of green architecture.
Terminal 2 is already using environmentally friendly technology. The sun is a source of energy on the roof of Terminal 2, where a photovoltaic installation went into operation on July 10, 2003. Since then, the modern system has fed 445,000 kWh annually into the public electricity grid – enough to power 155 households for an entire year. The partners involved in this solar energy project – Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche BP AG, BP Solar, Air BP, GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, B.A.U.M. e.V. and Flughafen München GmbH – are thus flying the flag for sustainable growth. The photovoltaic system will save around 12,000 tons of CO2 over the course of its life, which is expected to be 30 years.
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