Dublin Airport has received formal recognition for the quality and high standards achieved in its energy management and efficiency systems. The airport has been granted ISO 50001 Certification, an International Energy Management Standard (EMS) that establishes systems and process necessary to improve energy performances, including energy efficiency, use and consumption.
Achieving the new standard will help Dublin Airport achieve its target of improving its energy efficiency by one-third within the next three years. The award was made by Certification Europe, which is the world’s leading accredited certification body in relation to energy management system certification.
“We are delighted to receive this certification,” said Martin McGonagle, Dublin Airport Asset Care Campus Manager. “It is the culmination of two years’ hard work and great team work, led by the Asset Care department and supported by many departments at Dublin Airport.
“Achieving this standard will support us on our journey towards achieving an energy improvement target of 33% by 2020 as part of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2009 and Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme. It demonstrates exemplar performance and will keep us challenged for the future as part of a continuous improvement process.”
In terms of energy conservation, Dublin Airport recently launched a number of key initiatives that include the installation of Solar PV panels at the campus reservoir site, replacing car park surface lighting with low energy LED lights, and installing a new smart metering system that enables the airport to track performance and identify opportunities for improvement.
Dublin Airport has also been shortlisted for an Aviation Award, in the category of Aviation Sustainability & Environment. The Award recognises the achievements of organisations that have introduced measures to reduce CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, carbon footprint, and noise abatement. The winners will be announced on 7th December 2016.
“Continued success requires a long-term planned approach that involves anyone who can impact or influence energy use,” added Martin. “The standard has helped us to embed Energy Management throughout the organisation from design to end user.”