Transportation

In Hong Kong, the first Greenport in the world


L'Hong Kong International Airport is striving to become the greenest airport in the world. In a press release Hong Kong Airport Authority announced that in 2011 it had achieved a 10% reduction in the intensity of carbon from its Hong Kong International Airport, an airport that sees the passage of more than 53 million passengers.


Thanks to this reduction of emissions the airport is on the excellent road to achieving the objectives set by the three-year project agreed by Hong Kong Airport Authority, which intended to bring emissions by 2015 to the level of 2008.

To achieve this, the Hong Kong airport community has implemented over 300 green initiatives, including theinstallation of Led, the improvement of air conditioning systems, the introduction of vehicles with greater energy efficiency and the launch of environmental education programs, consequently making thethe most ecological plant in the world.

The airport's green commitment was also recognized by representatives of various environmental groups, such as Edwin Lau, general manager of Friends of the Earth HK, Man Chi-sum, head of Green Power, and Eric Bohm of WWF Hong Kong. In addition, $ 40 million will be invested to install charging stations and by 2014 the use of auxiliary generators will be prohibited, which will be powered from fixed locations on the ground, except for particular operational reasons.

The airport will also improve the separation of recyclable waste and is committed to achieving the goal of separating and recycling all recyclable waste throughout the airport area in 10 years


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