London City Airport (IATA LCY) has been recognised for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. It has become the fourth in the UK to become Airport Carbon
Accredited by the only independent, institutionally-endorsed carbon standard for airports.
LCY has been awarded Level 1 accreditation (‘Mapping’), reflecting its efforts to understand the carbon output of the business and to implement a plan to reduce it.
The airport says that with almost all of the 6,000 tonnes of carbon emissions it currently produces coming from gas and electricity, the key steps it has identified centre around reducing energy consumption.
Examples include installing low wattage equipment with automatic standby functions and motion sensor-controlled lighting. The airport is also investing in a new building management system, enabling centrally-controlled temperature and lighting in all public areas.
Gary Hodgetts, Director of Technical Operations at London City Airport said: “We are proud to have been recognised by Airport Carbon Accreditation for our work in this area. We have identified a number of ways in which we can reduce our carbon output and will be implementing initiatives in the coming months, engaging our workforce across all areas to work together and create a more energy-efficient business.
“Individual airlines are each responsible for the emissions generated by their aircraft. We are, however, also working closely with our airline partners to effect change where we can, such as through reducing unnecessary fuel burn, and we will continue to look for new ways to make improvements.”