Bristol Airport keeps leading the way on reducing carbon

Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) is continuing its work to manage Carbon emissions by the airport and this has now been recognised accreditation at the second of four levels in a global industry programme.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent programme that certifies airports at four different levels of accreditation covering all stages of carbon management including mapping, reduction, optimisation and neutrality.

The accreditation has won praise from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and the European Commission.

Departure Lounge at Bristol Airport
Departure Lounge at Bristol Airport

The scheme is administered for ACI Europe, the organisation for European Airports.

Some of the carbon management systems implemented by Bristol Airport include solar photovoltaic panels being installed on the terminal, air source heat pumps used to heat the building, and LED lighting fitted throughout, as well as ongoing engagement with staff to encourage energy saving.

Head of Sustainability at Bristol Airport, James Shearman at Bristol Airport, said: “Achieving level two accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to reducing Bristol Airport’s carbon footprint.  It is an important step on the journey towards carbon neutrality, which is our ultimate long-term goal.”

The consultation on Bristol Airport’s Master Plan runs until 6 July and this includes commitments to publish a Sustainable Growth Strategy for the airport.

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