International Airport Review
As part of Finland’s national energy-saving campaign ‘Down a Degree’, Helsinki Airport has agreed to reduce the indoor temperature and lighting of it’s terminals.
Finavia has drawn up an energy-saving plan in which the most important measures are to reduce indoor temperatures and electricity consumption by various means.
“Our goal is to save an amount of energy equivalent to the annual consumption of nearly 400 detached houses with electric heating.”
In recent years, Finavia has been investing in energy efficiency and energy economics. Solar panels have been installed on the roofs and walls of buildings and are utilised as one source of electricity. At Helsinki Airport (HEL), the glass windows reflect heat back outwards, which reduces the need for mechanical cooling in warm weather.