Left: A design rendering of London Luton Airport’s transformation project
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has accredited London Luton Airport (LLA) with its internationally recognized Energy Management Standard certificate (ISO50001) for the airport’s efforts in carbon reduction.
The airport’s energy saving initiatives, such as the introduction of LED lighting and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors, have led to a reduction in carbon emissions associated with electricity use by 342 CO2 tons in the last CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme reporting year. This is despite record passenger growth and additional areas opening as part of a £100m (US$153m) development project.
This is the third international standard that Luton Airport has achieved in two years, receiving certification for its commitment to environmental management in 2013 and certification for health and safety management standards in 2014.
Simon Bown, senior manager – health, safety and environment at London Luton Airport, said, “The achievement of these three certifications has taken years of dedicated work and the accreditation for energy management puts Luton Airport amongst only a handful of airport operators in the world. We’ll continue to work hard to reduce our environmental impact as the airport continues to grow in terms of passengers and new routes.”