Galway firm to help Italian airports manage energy usage

Irish energy-management firm Enerit is deploying its cloud-based software at Milan Malpensa Airport and Rome Fiumicino Airport, with the aim of helping the two airports track and manage their energy usage.

Enerit has created its software for large energy users to implement the ISO 50001 international standard in energy management.

ISO 50001 is an international standard that enables organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, use and consumption.

Enerit is also part of the EU FP7 CASCADE project for energy-efficient airports.

Led by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, CASCADE is aiming to give European airports a clean-tech sweep, and help them streamline their energy costs. CASCADE is developing facility-specific operational guidelines for the reduction of energy consumption by 20pc and of CO2 emissions by 20pc at EU-27 airports.

CASCADE is looking at technology-based solutions for airports to reduce energy use in systems such as refrigeration, lighting and under-floor heating.

The CASCADE group has been developing what it calls “measurement-based, technology-neutral, fault-detection approaches” for the development of ICT solutions that can integrate with existing building automation and management systems.

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