The Adelaide and Parafield airports have become the first Australian capital city airports to be recognized by the Airport Carbon Accreditation program for managing and reducing their carbon emissions.
Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL), which operates both airports, is now certified as Airport Carbon Accredited at Level 2 (Reduction) for its work in reducing its carbon footprint. The company received Level 1 accreditation in June 2013. Airport Carbon Accreditation is a voluntary, internationally-renowned, institutionally-recognized carbon standard for the airport industry.
AAL managing director Mark Young said the company was proud to be the first Australian capital city airport to achieve Level 2 accreditation. “For the past six years we have been assessing our carbon footprint associated with activities such as our terminal operations, use of plant and vehicles and staff travel,” Young said.
To achieve Level 2, AAL implemented a number of initiatives including office and terminal lighting upgrades, improving the energy efficiency of T1 heating and cooling system, and running an extensive staff awareness campaign to improve energy ‘habits’ and reduce electricity used throughout Adelaide Airport facilities.