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Anyone looking at Schiphol from a distance at night can see that it takes a lot of energy to keep a modern city like Schiphol running 24 hours a day.
We use more than 200 million kWh in electricity alone. This more than equals the consumption of 50,000 households! In an agreement with the government, Schiphol is committed to ensuring that the annual rise in energy consumption between 2005 and 2020 is 2% lower than forecast on the basis of passenger volumes and expansion of the real estate portfolio. This commitment applies to our own operations at the Schiphol location.
Using energy as efficiently as possible still poses a considerable challenge, but we continue to look for new ways to achieve this goal. We have taken the following measures in order to handle more aircraft, travellers and cargo using proportionally less energy: