Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has received a major recognition for its environmental efforts.
The airport has become the first in the Asia Pacific region to receive the Airport Carbon Accreditation ‘Optimisation’ certificate – the second-highest level of accreditation in Airports Council International’s (ACI) environmental scheme.
The certificate recognises HKIA for its management and reduction of carbon emissions, following a 14% cut over the past two years. The airport is targeting an emissions reduction of 25% by 2015, compared to 2008 levels.
“This accreditation is an important milestone as we pursue environmental excellence and a sustainable future. We hope that the experience we have gained to date will help HKIA continue to be a pioneer in environmental performance around the world,” said Dr Marvin Cheung, Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK).
In 2012, HKIA pledged to operate the greenest airport in the world. It has since completed more than 370 energy-saving measures, including the installation of 100,000 energy-efficient LED lights in the terminal buildings by 2014 and the roll-out of electric vehicles.
Pic caption; Dr Marvin Cheung of AAHK