The plan to fit the terminal roof with photovoltaic or solar thermal panels has been temporarily postponed due to economic considerations, but is planned for a later point in time. With the introduction of an energy management system certified according to ISO 50001, the energy efficiency of the buildings will be examined and optimised after BER opens. Where feasible on account of their intended use, all new buildings will be planned and constructed as zero-energy buildings. Due to their energy-efficient plans and the use of geothermal energy, photovoltaic and solar thermal panels, these buildings will not require any external energy supplies.
As a member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH supports the building and certification of environmentally sustainable, economically efficient and user-friendly buildings.