Riga Airport has developed a set of energy-saving measures for the 2022-2023 heating season: starting next week, the lighting intensity will be changed both indoors and outdoors, as well as the heating temperature in the Airport terminal and working areas will be adjusted.
"Due to the specific nature of the Airport's work processes and the high safety requirements, there are limited opportunities to reduce energy consumption at the Airport, but we have developed a set of measures that will allow us to reduce energy consumption in the upcoming heating season while maintaining an adequate level of safety. These measures will affect both our customers and our employees, so we urge everyone to be understanding and supportive," says Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Board of Riga Airport.
Passengers and visitors should expect the temperature in the terminal to be in the range of 19-20°C, starting next week. Lighting intensity will be reduced wherever possible – in the terminal, in work areas, and in the outdoor area of the Airport.
The air temperature will also be lowered in the working areas of the Airport to the above-mentioned level and will be lowered by several degrees outside the working hours.
The energy-saving package also includes educational measures for staff, training and informing everyone working at the Airport on ways to reduce energy consumption on a daily basis, from rational ventilation and use of electrical equipment to reminders to switch off lights and make optimal use of office equipment, as well as remote working options where allowed.
The Airport will also encourage companies working at the Airport to implement similar energy reduction measures.
Riga Airport is a fast-growing Northern European air traffic hub, connecting the Baltic countries with European business centres and popular holiday destinations. Being aware of its role and responsibility in the national economy of Latvia, Riga Airport develops sustainable services and infrastructure, taking care of its employees and the environment, and keeping pace with society and the local community. By joining the Net Zero 2050 initiative, Riga Airport has committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.