The airport will make a substantial contribution on the way to a climate-neutral metropolis Berlin 2050. The building is to become climate neutral! This will first require a complete renewal of the central technical systems in the building. For this scope, Tempelhof Projekt GmbH is developing the Technical Infrastructure 2030 (TI 2030) project.
Jutta Heim-Wenzler, Managing Director of Tempelhof Projekt GmbH
"Climate change presents us with enormous challenges and forces us to act quickly. At the Tempelhof airport, we are making a significant contribution to achieving Berlin's climate targets. To this end, the Technical Infrastructure 2030 project aims to save around 12,000 t of CO2 per year in the future, which will reduce the monument's energy consumption by 44%. This will be enabled by the renewal of the inefficient technical infrastructure, some of which is 80 years old. The tender marks the start of specialist planning for the future innovative, energy-efficient, smart and monument-compatible infrastructure consisting of centralized and decentralized systems. This is the mandatory basic prerequisite for the climate neutrality of all future uses in the Tempelhof airport monument."
The TI 2030 project was developed from the holistic technical supply and disposal concept (VEK) created in 2019. It includes all media, i.e. water, wastewater, heat, indoor air, power supply and telecommunications technology. The tender for the specialized planning specifies the various technical measures and ensures their interaction. The plant installations are scheduled to be completed by 2028. The focus of the planning is on energy supply by utilizing the potential from wastewater, air and waste heat and the conversion of solar energy and its efficient use.
Photovoltaic systems on the roofs can cover a large part of the electricity demand with about 4,100 MWh annually after approval by the monument authorities. Two heating and cooling networks will be created to meet the needs of different parts of the building. Heat is generated 76% by heat recovery from wastewater and air-water heat transfer. Bio-gas and green electricity are used with the integration of further low-temperature generators and new storage technologies. This opens up opportunities for a major e-mobility site in the city.
THF thus actively contributes to the European Green Deal - i.e. the "green transformation" of the economy, climate protection and the transition to a modern, resource-efficient and circular economy. Tempelhof Projekt GmbH is committed to strengthening the ecological economy, and the resilience of the site and the city. After all, THF is today, as it will be in the future, a significant emergency fallback site for energy supply, especially for downtown Berlin.
The project combines historic preservation, innovation and technology on a unique scale - TI 2030 is a model infrastructure project for Berlin.
The costs for the planning and implementation of the Technical Infrastructure 2030 project amount to around € 94 million gross, just under € 8,000 per ton of CO2 equivalent saved for each coming year. After full implementation of the "Technical Infrastructure 2030" project, the Tempelhof airport will thus achieve the climate protection target of the state of Berlin in 2050, an unbeatable argument for this investment.
Future development of the Tempelhof airport.
In Summer 2020, the Berlin Senate adopted the strategic development goal for the Tempelhof airport. The adopted concept provides the framework for the future use of the building, which is to become Berlin's central location for art, culture, office and creative uses in the coming years. In addition to mixed office space, which is also to be suitable for creative uses, there will also be temporary events as well as permanent cultural uses. There are plans to open the ground floor of the airport building to the public.
The feasibility study for the heat grid system is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the "Heat Grid Systems 4.0 Model Project".
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