Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has reduced the temperature in its terminal and head office by 1°.
Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, there is a need to reduce dependency on natural gas, to save money and help the environment. The Netherlands has inaugurated a national scheme to lower the heating at home and save approximately 6% energy. Starting on March 14, the temperature at Schiphol Airport will also drop by 1° in the terminal and head office. The money saved by lowering the heating will be donated to Giro 555, a charitable organisation that sends aid to disaster areas.
Since 2018, Schiphol has run on 100% Dutch wind energy. A large part of the terminal, most piers and a number of offices have heat and cold storage, a sustainable system that stores energy in the ground to save on natural gas.