2018 Integrated Report – On track towards a better Railway


Stationary energy requirements reduced in stations, facilities and buildings

The about 5,400 stations and our maintenance facilities and buildings in Germany, as well as over 2,000 sites worldwide operated by DB Schenker, account for about 7% of DB Group’s total energy requirements. To identify potential savings and measure energy consumption over the long term, energy audits were carried out in about 700 subsidiaries in previous years in order to implement the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. DB Regio AG, S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH, DB Fernverkehr AG, DB Station&Service AG and DB Energie GmbH have been operating an energy management system no. 78 in accordance with ISO 50001 since 2016. This was partly responsible for the further fall in stationary power consumption compared to the previous year.

At DB Netze Stations, we managed to lower absolute primary energy consumption by 20.5% in comparison to 2010 by the end of 2018. The goal of reducing absolute primary energy consumption by 20% by 2020 was thus achieved two years earlier than planned. This was thanks to measures such as the conversion of showcases, orientation systems and platform lighting to LED technology no. 50, the energy-focused renovation of railway station buildings by means of façade/roof insulation or modern windows, and the improvement of old heating systems by replacing burn­­ers, boilers and circulation pumps. Preference was also given to the use of photovoltaic, solar no. 30 or geothermal no. 91 systems for new buildings and conversions. Examples are the green stations no. 6 in Horrem and Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In addition, the electricity requirements of the 15 largest railway stations will be covered by renewable energies from 2019.