Cookies are used on our website to ensure operation and improve your experience. The latter will only be set if you have given us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) GDPR. Further information can be found in our data privacy statement.


The BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School website is built using craftCMS which uses a number of essential cookies for website performance. Essential services are those that are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and enable the website visitors to access the website.


Analytics cookies collect information about your usage behaviour. They help us to understand how our visitors use our website. Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites. For more information on the services used, see our data privacy statement.

Reference to the processing of your personal data in the USA by Instagram, Vimeo, Facebook, Google: By clicking on ‘AGREE TO ALL’, you consent in accordance with Art. 49 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a) DSGVO that your data is processed in the USA. In the opinion of the European Court of Justice, the data protection standard in the USA is inadequate and there is a risk that your data will be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without any legal remedies. If you only accept essential cookies, the transmission will not take place. You can withdraw your consent at any time. To learn more about your rights please visit our data privacy statement / Datenschutzerklärung.

Save choices

Sustainability at BBIS

We’re committed to doing our part for the planet, by reducing waste and lowering our consumption of water and energy. See how we’re creating a more sustainable school environment.

Measuring Success

Heat loss when we replaced our heat distribution network in 2017

Energy consumption when we replaced our heating station in 2021

Regenerated heat using heat pump system

Primary energy consumption with new efficient heat and power CHP Unit

Of the school’s energy needs are met by our solar panels

An ongoing effort

At BBIS, we’ve invested in many changes – big and small – to reduce our environmental footprint. And we recognise it’s an ongoing effort, with continual room for improvement.

In 2019, BBIS hosted the inaugural 3-day European Summit on Education for Sustainability Leadership, in partnership with the Cambridge University Institute for Leadership. As a direct result of the conference, BBIS staff and students formed our Sustainability Action Group – and remain committed to helping our school become even more sustainable.

In December 2023, we were recognized as an 'Umweltschule in Europa - Internationale Nachhaltigkeitsschule' by the prestigious 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Umwelterziehung' (German Society for Environmental Education). This achievement is a testament to our commitment to environmental education and making a positive impact on the world. You can read more about our journey to becoming an Eco-School here.

The curriculum throughout Primary and Secondary School includes topics relating to sustainability and climate change, and it is also a regular theme for the Grade 5 Exhibition and the Grade 10 Personal Projects.

Here are some of practical measures we take to make our school more sustainable.


  • We have a waste recycling programme throughout the whole school
  • We use recycled paper for our office, teaching and learning materials

Energy consumption

  • LED lights are installed in all buildings
  • Electric transport cars used on campus for deliveries
  • All rooms are equipped with temperature sensors for energy-efficient heating
  • All buildings are equipped with motion sensors for hallway lights
  • Solar energy panels on the roof of our House 5 produce eco-friendly energy to power the school

Water consumption

  • We use rainwater for toilets and as firefighting water


  • We use the maximum possible internal insulation for building facades
  • There is comprehensive internal insulation through roof refurbishments
  • Our windows all feature highly effective thermal insulation

Protecting our planet

  • We plant three new trees for each tree that needs to be cut due to construction
  • Bathrooms are equipped with jet air dryers instead of paper towels