Managing energy and carbon

We are working with our partners across the airport precinct to reduce the energy we use, the carbon we generate, and the impact our operations have on climate change.

Our energy management plan

We are grateful to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) for helping us prepare our latest energy management plan.

View our Energy Management Plan

Saving energy and reducing carbon emissions

We have developed an Emissions Management and Reduction Plan and we are taking active steps like the ones below to reduce the amount of energy consumed on the airport campus.

  • We are continuing to replace equipment like air conditioning systems with the most efficient new technology.
  • We have replaced most of the lights in our terminals with light-emitting diodes (LED). We have connected these lights to energy-saving smart controls that adjust the amount of lighting generated based on natural light levels and the number of people in an area like a gate lounge.
  • We have installed solar panels on the roof of our international terminal and office buildings to generate solar power.
  • We have installed ground power units (GPUs) on all our international gates. GPUs allow aircraft preparing for their next flight to turn off their onboard auxiliary power units (APUs) which run on jet fuel and plug into low-carbon local electricity.
  • We are continuing to invest in a fleet of rechargeable vehicles.

Measuring and reporting on our carbon footprint

We have measured and disclosed our carbon footprint publicly every year since 2007 through a voluntary global carbon reporting scheme called the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Since 2013 we have had our footprint externally audited and assured under the Certified Emissions Management and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS).

View our CEMARS assurance certificate

View our emission inventory report

In 2017 we committed to ‘science-based targets’ for our future carbon reductions. This initiative is a collaboration between the CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Forum. You can read more here.