Posted on: 25 September 2019 by Chloe Greenbank
Recognised as the first ever business aviation airport to be declared carbon neutral in 2018, TAG Farnborough Airport in the UK has now been named the winner in the Energy and Carbon Transition category at the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA’s) Sustainability Impact Awards 2019.
IEMA’s newly launched award celebrates people and businesses that are transforming the world towards sustainability and has been given to Farnborough in recognition of the airport’s achievements in energy efficiency and carbon management.
“This award represents another important milestone in our ongoing energy efficiency and carbon reduction efforts,” said Miles Thomas, environment manager at TAG Farnborough Airport.
Over the past five years alone the airport has invested more than £1 million into energy efficiency projects, including a complete upgrade to LED lighting and over the least year alone has offset 1,605 tonnes of carbon emissions. The overall reduction in carbon emissions over which the airport has direct control now stands at 73%. The airport has offset its residual emissions through credible and certified offsetting projects, such as tree planting, both locally and overseas.
More recently the airport hosted “Fuelling the future”, a Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel initiative in support of alternative fuels for use in the aviation sector.
To find out more about how TAG Farnborough Airport is leading the carbon neutral way for business airports read Regional Gateway’s exclusive interview with Miles Thomas.