HKIA Pledges to Be the World's Greenest Airport(HONG KONG, 8 May 2012) - Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and 40 business partners today pledged to make Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) the world's greenest airport – the first commitment of its kind worldwide. The airport community also announced it achieved a 10% reduction in carbon intensity in 2011, which is on track with its goal pledged in 2010 to lower HKIA's carbon intensity by 25% from 2008 emission levels by 2015.
The airport community has carried out more than 300 green initiatives to achieve the 10% reduction, including installing LEDs, improving chiller systems, introducing more energy-efficient vehicles and launching green educational programmes.
AAHK Chairman Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung says the pledge to become the world's greenest airport marks a big step forward, putting HKIA at the forefront worldwide by providing a delightful airport experience and delivering exemplary environmental performance.
Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng believes that under the lead of AAHK and with the support of the airport community, the airport could become the world's greenest airport with maximum environmental efficiency.
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