ECO-CONSCIOUS airport bosses are “winging their way to green success” after smashing their goal of reducing the energy they use.
Staff at Newcastle International Airport had been set the target of cutting back the power they use by 2.5% over 12 months.
But when the totals came in it showed they’d more than doubled their target, saving around one million kilowatt hours of electricity – a 6.6% reduction.
Terry Clarke, energy and sustainability project manager at Newcastle Airport, said: “To beat the target we set ourselves by such a large margin is great. As well as the investments we’ve made, we’ve been educating staff about the best ways to conserve energy in their daily routines, and this has been very effective.”
As well as reducing its energy use by a fifteenth, the airport has also cut its carbon footprint by 5% year-on-year, putting it well on the way to achieving its target of a 15% drop compared to it’s 2010 levels by 2015.