Green leader: Bristol Airport recognized for its efforts in sustainable development

By Tychyna TetianaDec 8, 2023 15:29 PMNews
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Green leader: Bristol Airport recognized for its efforts in sustainable development
Bristol Airport. Source: wikipedia

Bristol Airport received the prestigious Sustainable Airport Award at this year's Airport Honor Awards ceremony. Experts recognized the airport's efforts to achieve its environmental vision.

It is noted that Bristol Airport defeated competitors from airports on three continents and received the award for its sustainable development strategy, culture, and spirit. More than 200 airports from over 80 countries took part in the ranking, as reported by BristolLive.

It is emphasized that the multimillion-dollar investments required to achieve this goal are ongoing. There are plans to build a new 1.6 MW solar panel. Additionally, gas at the airport is constantly removed and replaced. Heating is provided by air-source heat pumps, and lighting has been upgraded to low-energy LEDs.

Furthermore, the replacement of diesel vehicles with electric vehicles and efforts to increase the number of passengers and staff using public transportation have been recognized with awards. The airport has provided free rides for staff on A1 and A3 Flyer buses, and the number of people using these services has increased dramatically.

The airport management noted that they are very proud of the award.

 

Hannah Pollard, Head of Sustainability at Bristol Airport, said: "This supports our long-term sustainability plans and our aim to take the lead in this area. There is much more to come, not only as part of our plan to achieve net-zero operations by 2030 but also to tackle emissions from road traffic approaching the airport and from flights. Our region is a pioneer in zero-emission hydrogen-powered flights, and we have unique partnerships to make this a reality."

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