Energy

The airport supervises and monitors energy consumption in its facilities and has put measures in place that aim to optimise resources.

When the new facilities came into service, an ambitious energy management plan was introduced, including measures in various areas:

  • Air-conditioning and heating: the use of natural ventilation is the main savings method introduced. This involves opening the entrance doors and skylights of the Terminal and stopping the air-conditioning system, while making use of meteorological data, rain detectors and an anemometer for automatically starting and ending these manoeuvres.

    The interior climate is also regulated according to ranges of temperature in the different areas of the Terminal, programming the schedules for cooling or heating public spaces according to when they will be used.

  • Lighting: lighting has been automated to reflect the real operations of the airport, separating circuits and using light meters to adjust consumption to the particular lighting needs of each area.
  • Automatic Baggage Handling System (ABHS): the layout and selection of active lines have been defined, adjusting the infrastructure in use to demand, while maintaining adequate levels of security and redundancy.
  • Electromechanical elements: ramps, moving walkways and escalators follow a regime of normal operation/stopping after 5 minutes without use.

Regarding the application of renewable energy, storage and service buildings are fitted with solar panels to provide hot water, while the building housing the pneumatic waste collection system has photovoltaic panels producing electricity which feeds into the airport grid.