Heathrow powers down to win Carbon Trust award (!!?)
of any airport in Europe. And Heathrow airport is very much involved in the operations
of these planes. Planes from Heathrow produce around 21.4 million tonnes of CO2 per
“ …at full capacity Heathrow could become the biggest single source of CO2 emissions
in the country, emitting the equivalent of 54 of the least polluting countries”.
last three years (1) to power more than 6,300 homes for a year.
despite turnover growth of 31 percent. This means that for every pound in income,
12 percent less carbon was emitted.
– the world’s first award that recognises real carbon reduction. It’s a rigorous,
independent assessment which certifies that organisations have measured, managed
and improved carbon efficiency.
use through smart operation of lifts, escalators and baggage conveyors.
as well as modernised lighting systems and more efficient waste recycling. Major
renewable energy investments such as biomass and combined heat and power plant
are also leading the way in greening the airport’s energy supply.
requirements – improving the carbon efficiency of Heathrow’s operations is a complex
and difficult task. And with over 77,000 workers on site – the majority of whom
are not employed by Heathrow – much of the success is down to close collaboration
and the commitment of those on the ground.
silver bullet to improving carbon efficiency, but through a great team effort
we are delighted to have obtained recognition for the progress we have made. This
is the first step on a long road to helping the government meet the strict environmental
targets which also form a core part of Heathrow’s strategy. Despite the major
challenges ahead, we are confident that our investments in people and infrastructure
will secure real long-term success in reducing our carbon footprint.”
good example of how Heathrow is striving to reduce its impact on the environment.
We have been proud to play our part in supporting the airport to achieve this
reduction. At the main Terminal 5 building alone we have managed to reduce energy
consumption by 19 percent since it opened in March 2008 and have already identified
another 3 per cent in potential savings. Through working together we will be able
to bring significant improvements to the way Heathrow operates.”
“We congratulate Heathrow Airport on their achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard.
Today, being a good carbon citizen isn’t just about looking good on paper. Achieving
the Carbon Trust Standard gives Heathrow Airport the true emissions data they
need to build the appropriate carbon reduction strategies and set the right path.”
to the average of the previous two financial years.
radio in my Range Rover, so the car uses less energy…..
use – which is all very commendable and excellent stuff. However, it tends to
conveniently ignore the uncomfortable fact that the airport is in the business
of increasing the numbers of flights (and passengers) which cause huge carbon
emissions. Airports are able to only count their emissions on the ground, or for
planes up to 1,000 metres – the landing and take off cycle.