Heathrow Airport lands Carbon Trust award

Published:  10 November, 2010

Heathrow Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for improving its carbon efficiency by nearly 12% over the last three years, based on turnover, as turnover grew by 31%. Heathrow joins over 350 UK organisations that have gained the standard.

The airport is on track to make further savings this year, having already cut energy use through the smart operation of lifts, escalators and baggage conveyors.

Large savings were made through the careful management of heating, cooling, and ventilation, as well as modernised lighting systems and more efficient waste recycling. There are also major investments in CHP.

John Counsell, head of environment with British Airways, said, ‘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% since the opening in March 2008 and have identified another 3% in potential savings.

Harry Morrison, general manager at the Carbon Trust Standard Company, said, ‘We congratulate Heathrow Airport in their achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard. 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.’



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