Date: April 23, 2019
TIAC Chairman Wang Ming-teh (fourth left) is joined by company staff in spotlighting recent recognition of TTIA’s carbon reduction efforts April 22 in northern Taiwan. (Courtesy of TIAC)
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport earned an award and certificate from Montreal-based Airports Council International for wide-ranging efforts to lower its carbon footprint, according to facility operator Taoyuan International Airport Corp. April 22.
In the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition program, the country’s main gateway picked up the top-ranked platinum prize in the category for facilities serving 10-45 million passengers per year. It was recognized for a project to optimize the energy supply chain of existing boarding bridges, which lowered carbon emissions by 32,200 tons year on year in 2018, TIAC said.
The airport was also presented with a third-level optimization certificate—the second-highest of four grades—under ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation system for such efforts as replacing gas-powered vehicles with electric alternatives and switching out traditional bulbs for light-emitting diodes.
According to TIAC Chairman Wang Ming-teh, the airport slashed its carbon footprint and electricity consumption per passenger by 21.7 percent and 27.1 percent, respectively, between 2013 and 2017. TTIA is committed to further bolstering such environmental initiatives going forward, he said. [FULL STORY]