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19 November 2013
Cork Airport has been nominated in this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards 2013. The Airport is one of the final 4 companies shortlisted in the Public Sector category from 22 nominees. The winner of the prestigious award, which recognises and rewards excellence in energy management, will be announced on 21st November at a gala dinner in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Since 2009, Cork Airport has achieved a 27% saving on its total energy consumption, resulting in significant cost reductions of over €1.1 million. Cork Airport recently achieved the ACI Carbon Accreditation Programme ‘Level 2 Reduction and the nomination in the Energy Efficiency Awards comes following a voluntary commitment by Cork Airport to introduce a continuous approach to energy management in association with SEAI. With 7 years remaining until the 2020 deadline of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, Cork Airport is well on the way to achieving the 33% energy efficiency improvement target set out.
Speaking about the Sustainable Energy Awards nomination, Cork Airport Director Niall MacCarthy said, “We are delighted to be nominated in the Sustainable Energy Awards 2013. This nomination is a great recognition of the initiatives which Cork Airport has undertaken to ensure that we have the most effective approach to energy management within our business. This nomination 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 the 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 participated in Energy Map training to ensure that suitable measures were in place to maintain efficiencies and key Cork Airport personnel were trained on Building Management Systems (BMS).
Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland. Welcoming over 7,000 passengers a day, and more than 12,000 passengers a day in peak season, it is the country’s second busiest airport after Dublin. More than 2.3 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to over 50 destinations across the UK and throughout continental Europe.
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