The Shannon Airport Group and ESB have completed a major lighting project which will see airport lighting energy consumption cut by two thirds. 

The project, funded through Irish energy firm ESB’s Smart Energy Services saw the replacement of over 4,000 indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures with ultra-modern LED bulbs. The 66% reduction will see the airport’s energy consumption in lighting reduced to 442,000kWh from 1.37 million kWh. 

The project involved upgrading existing lights across the terminal building, car parks and airside to LED lights. This included emergency lighting, office, bespoke, decorative, scene setting and lighting controls, with an aim to reduce life cycle running and maintenance costs. 

Commenting on the project, Mark Reidy, Shannon Airport maintenance manager, said, “This project has not only been transformational for energy savings but also to the visual aspect of the airport. Our passengers will see the terminal building and car park lighting is much brighter. 

“This all aligns with our Sustainability Strategy to achieve energy efficiency targets by 2030 and is an absolute imperative for us that we make whatever strides we can to support the environment and our energy consumption is key to this. This project also demonstrates the commitment from ESB to assist Shannon Airport in driving these efficiencies throughout the airport.” 

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