Auckland Airport’s New Electric Vehicle Initiative
“Auckland Airport has installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) rechargers at its domestic valet car park and is set to add a further two in its public car parks,” writes Joe Bates for Airport World.
With the new chargers the airport will soon be equipped with seven charging stations to support the government’s new Electric Vehicle Programme.
“Work is already underway on a significant upgrade and expansion of our international terminal, to cater for the possible tripling in passenger numbers over the next 30 years. However, to support the growth in domestic and international air travel, we are also committed to improving the infrastructure that not only supports journeys to and from the airport, but encourages sustainable travel choices,” said Graham Matthews, Auckland Airport’s general manager for airport development and delivery.
New environmentally-sustainable features such as energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation as well as low water fixtures and fittings will also be part of the international terminal once upgraded in 2018.
Auckland Airport has been recognised for its commitment to corporate sustainability by “its inclusion in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last four years as well as a ‘commended’ rating under a New Zealand pilot of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) certification scheme.”
The airport is one of the finalists at this year’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Awards, to be held later this month.
Article Source: Airport World, Joe Bates, May 9, 2016
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