ACI Asia-Pacific announces Green Airport Recognition 2022

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Airports around the world, like this one in Cebu in the Philippines, are turning to solar power and other methods to cut their carbon footprints.

ACI Asia-Pacific has announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition 2022, recognising 12 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for their outstanding achievements in carbon management. Participating airports (adjudicated according to the size of the airport) all demonstrated exceptional best practices in their respective decarbonisation journeys, specifically in Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emission reductions.

“Congratulations to all recognised airports for demonstrating their leadership and commitment to decarbonisation,” said Stefano Baronci, director general of ACI Asia-Pacific. “We particularly appreciate the innovative processes shared by all participants this year, which can serve as best practices and leading examples to other airports in the region and beyond. This is particularly timely considering our industry’s commitment to attain net zero carbon emission by 2050.”

ACI Asia-Pacific’s Green Airports Recognition programme was established in 2017 to accentuate the importance in best practices sharing among airports along their sustainable journeys.

The recognised airports are:

Over 50 million passengers per annum:

  • Platinum – Hong Kong International Airport: Weather Forecast for Air-conditioning Control System (Weather FACTS) Project
  • Gold – Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Embracing Green Energy of Ground Power Unit (GPU) for Sustainable Carbon Management
  • Silver – Beijing Capital International Airport: Green Prefabricated Building

Between 15-50 million passengers per annum:

  • Platinum – Kempegowda International Airport: ZERO Scope 2 Emissions at BIAL
  • Gold – Taoyuan International Airport: Lean Power Consumption and Carbon Reduction Project
  • Silver – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport: Sustainable Airport Operations for Efficient Carbon Management and Effective Reduction

Between 5-15 million passengers per annum:

  • Platinum – Christchurch International Airport: Innovation and Aquifers
  • Gold – Queen Alia International Airport: Heating, Cooling Systems Improvement
  • Silver – Bahrain International Airport: New Passenger Terminal Building Project

Fewer than 5 million passengers per annum:

  • Platinum – Hawke’s Bay Airport: 100% Renewable Carbon Zero Electricity
  • Gold – Nadi International Airport: Terminal Modernisation Project – Carbon Emission Reduction Initiative
  • Silver – Darwin International Airport: Aerobridge and Apron Upgrades

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