Munich airport boosts on-site power

A new satellite terminal at Munich Airport in Germany is supplying some 60% of its electrical energy needs from a newly upgraded on-site combined heat, cooling and power (CCHP) installation.

Recently renovated with expanded capacity, the trigeneration unit waste heat is used for heating at cold times of the year and for cooling in summer, after being converted in an absorption refrigeration unit.

Scheduled to open in April 2016, the terminal building uses the latest building materials to ensure that energy usage is reduced to a minimum, with CO2 emissions generated by the building some 40% lower than those emitted by the airport’s existing terminal buildings.

Primarily, heating and cooling of the satellite terminal building is via underfloor conduits. The new satellite terminal is a joint project between Flughafen München GmbH and Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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