New EU project for european airport HVAC systems
The EU is turning its energy spotlight on European airports in a bid to reduce their HVAC energy needs and carbon emissions.
There are around 500 airports in the 28 European Union member states and all are big consumers of energy. Besides, it is estimated that HVAC sy0stems are responsible for the consumption of around 50% of the energy used in airports.
The goal of a three-year EU Cascade project – ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) for Energy Efficient Airports – is to help airport managers reduce their energy needs and cut the CO2 emissions caused by their HVAC plants by 20% in the short term