Auckland International Airport Ltd unveiled a programme yesterday to work in partnership with its 90 tenants to achieve ambitious energy-saving targets.
The company, supported by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA), said the programme was the first collaboration of its type between a largescale commercial landlord & tenants. Under the agreement, the airport will invest more than $3 million in projects to measure & manage energy over 3 years. It aims to save 6 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy/year, worth more than $2 million/year, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1000 tonnes/year.
In the first stage, the airport will install an energy monitoring system to identify energy use & potential savings. The airport will work directly with at least 8 tenants to help improve energy use, with workshops & guidance developed for the wider group. Tenants cover a diverse range of sectors including freight, logistics, commercial, retail & hospitality.
Auckland Airport has also committed to getting the energy efficiency of its office buildings rated under the NabersNZ scheme (National Australian built environment rating system NZ), so the energy performance of the buildings will be independently verified.
Attribution: Company release.