London Luton Airport (LLA) is stepping up its game and has joined the list of world’s airports to be ascribed with the internationally recognised Energy Management Standard (ISO50001) by BSI. Isn’t that great?
“The airport’s energy saving initiatives, such as the introduction of LED lighting and PIR motion sensors, have led to a reduction in carbon tonnage associated with electricity use by 342 tCO2 tonnes in the last CRC reporting year. This is despite record passenger growth and additional areas opening as part of a £100m development project.”
“This is the third international standard that LLA has achieved in two years, receiving certification for its commitment to environmental management in 2013 (ISO 14001:2004) and certification for health and safety management standards (BS OHSAS I8001:2007) in 2014.”
Simon Brown, the senior manager of Health, Safety & 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 LLA 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.”
These uncanny efforts of Luton airport for the reduction of environmental impact and a £100m investment project sounds like pavement for a much bigger leap. It is a well-known fact that Gatwick and Heathrow expansion approval has the same battle front i.e. environmental feasibility, noise management, flaunting rapid increase in passenger rate and transportation etc… Therefore, in the light of all of these facts I think Luton is taking a different approach to do almost the same thing. An expansion proposal for Luton is on the way, any takers?