Today the 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) began in Paris, aiming to unite around 150 nations for a single agreement on tackling climate change. The subject has been a key priority on the radar of the airport industry for some time. One of the motivating instruments is the carbon management standard, Airport Carbon Accreditation, established by ACI EUROPE in 2009. In May 2015, Adelaide Airport became the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global programme for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions.
Airports across the world are collectively more empowered to tackle climate change by adopting Airport Carbon Accreditation as the industry reference standard for mapping, reducing and ultimately neutralising their carbon footprint. In May 2015, Adelaide Airport became the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions.
Transition to LED lighting is a focal point in the journey to reduce the footprint. In an interview with International Airport Review, Adelaide Airport’s Stephanie Bolt, Environment Manager, and Jimmy Low, Projects and Engineering Manager, explain that LED technology has become a preferred option at the airport for selecting lighting upgrades. It is also a way of achieving carbon reduction targets and to enhance aviation safety and operational efficiency outcomes.
See International Airport Review – Airfield & Terminal Lighting (Volume 19, Issue 6, 20015) where lifecycle cost of ADB SAFEGATE LED-solution was calculated to be 65% of halogen options.
ADB SAFEGATE is a leading provider of intelligent solutions that deliver superior airport performance from approach to departure. The company partners with airports and airlines to analyze their current setup and operations, identify bottlenecks, and jointly solve them using a consultative approach that enables airports to improve efficiency, enhance safety and environmental sustainability, and reduce operational costs. Our integrated portfolio includes solutions and services that harmonize airport performance, tackling every aspect of traffic handling and guidance, from approach, runway and taxiway lighting, to tower-based traffic control systems, and intelligent gate and docking automation. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 900 employees in more than 20 countries and operates in more than 175 countries, serving more than 2,000 airports.