StationGreen is a pilot project for Deutsche Bahn's programme of building ultra-carbon-neutral stations in Germany.
Ecological sustainability plays a central role for us when building or modernising railway stations. We concentrate on optimising the environmental balance of our current construction processes so that our stations operate with greater energy efficiency in the future.
StationGreen is Deutsche Bahn's pilot project for constructing especially climate-friendly stations in Germany. This ground-breaking scheme puts the latest environmental standards into practice.
These stations will feature green roofs, while their structures will make use of renewable materials and a lot of glass. Geothermal, photovoltaic and solar technology will make stations carbon-neutral, while storing and using rainwater will cut consumption of conventional water supplies.
Two green stations are already in operation: Kerpen-Horrem opened in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2014, and the second eco-station was Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt in December 2016. Funding for the projects comes from a combination of sources - national, federal state, municipalities and DB itself. The EU's INTERREG-IVB programme also contributed to financing Kerpen-Horrem.
Alongside their green features, the new station buildings also offer greater convenience and comfort for travellers in the form of enhanced accessibility, ease of orientation and underfloor heating in waiting areas. There is also a "digital reception" that gives users access to a host of information and use a screen to talk with a DB service employee.
Our comprehensive sustainability concept for the green stations at Kerpen-Horrem and Wittenberg points the way ahead for creating environmentally friendly buildings.
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StationGreen is just one of over 100 environmental projects at DB. More information is available at www.deutschebahn.com/gruen