Cork Airport achieves 35% savings on its total energy consumption and cost reductions of €2 million since 2009.
Cork Airport has been awarded first place in the Public Sector category at this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards 2014. The airport, which has achieved a 35% saving on its total energy consumption, has now achieved its 2020 Public Sector obligation with 6 years remaining.
The award, which recognises and rewards excellence in energy management, was presented to Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care and Brian Culloty, Cork Airport Engineer at a gala dinner in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on 13th November.
Since 2009, Cork Airport has transformed itself into a highly efficient, best practice organisation leading the way for energy management in the Airport industry and Public Sector. With 6 years remaining until the 2020 deadline of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Cork Airport has already achieved and exceeded the 33% energy efficiency improvement target set out. The airport has reduced energy costs by over €2 million euro and has reduced its Co2 emissions by 32%.
Speaking about the Sustainable Energy Awards nomination, Cork Airport Director Niall MacCarthy said, “We are delighted to have won the Public Sector category in this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards. This win is a fantastic recognition of the initiatives which Cork Airport as undertaken to ensure that we have the most effective approach to energy management within our business.
“Cork Airport is now the leading Airport in Ireland and among the leading public sector organisations in Ireland for energy performance having already exceeded its 33% reduction 2020 target. The win is a testimony to the hard work of all of the team at Cork Airport to make sure that we are continuously reducing emissions and reducing costs.”
The initial roll-out of the energy efficiency campaign in Cork Airport focussed on optimising the existing operational control of the Airport and that all existing equipment and practices were as efficient as possible.
Cork Airport has participated in Energy Map training to ensure that suitable measures are in place to maintain efficiencies and key Cork Airport personnel have been trained on Building Management Systems (BMS). The airport has also achieved the ACI Carbon Accreditation Programme for ‘Level 2 Reduction’.