Christchurch Airport wins coveted award for energy efficiency

Christchurch Airport has taken out the Efficiency Champion category of the Sustainable Business Network Awards after dramatically reducing its energy use and focusing on using cleaner energy sources.

The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have been running for 15 years and are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainability awards in New Zealand. The 2017 Awards ceremony was held last night at a gala dinner in Auckland.

Since 2013, when it opened its new $237 million terminal, Christchurch Airport has cut its total energy (electricity, diesel and gas) use by 21%.

General Manager Strategy & Sustainability Rhys Boswell says the airport saved 6.6% or 950,000 kilowatt hours in the past 12 months alone - that's enough to power 120 medium-sized kiwi homes for a year.

This is remarkable work from the team involved and we are very proud of them, especially given these savings have been achieved when we've had record numbers of passengers through the terminal."

Rhys Boswell, General Manager Strategy & Sustainability

For more information see the full press release here