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A smart move to energy efficient airports

Airports consume as much energy as small cities. That energy has to be generated on site, which rises the operational costs and contributes to CO2 emissions. The CASCADE project will help to reduce their energy needs by developing an energy management system, based on advanced fault detection and diagnosis tools. The kilometers of ventilation pipes running under the floor at the Rome airport have been equipped with sensors and software that detect faults as they appear, making energy spending more efficient.