Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has a focus on the environment and sustainability in everything that we do. We've collected key achievements, initiatives and facts that shows our ongoing commitment in this space.
Fast Facts: A focus on the environment and sustainability
- BAC has committed to reduce scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
- 6 Mega Watt solar systems including 22,000 solar panels were installed on airport land in 2018, with plans to ensure 40 per cent (or 16 mega watts) of BAC’s electricity demand is supplied by onsite renewable sources by 2030.
- In 2017, we launched the operation of Queensland’s first, and Australia’s largest, electric bus fleet. The 100% electric buses now run free passenger and staff transfers between both terminals to AIRPARK and Skygate. Swapping out the older diesel fleet for electric buses conservatively results in a reduction of approximately 350 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 200 kgs of pollutants (oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter) each year.
- Electric vehicle charging is available for ParkValet customers at our terminals, Skygate undercover parking, the Skygate Home and Life Centre and in the BAC corporate visitors car park. Of this, the one at Skygate Home and Life Centre is an ultrafast electric car charging stations provided by Evie, which can charge your car in a short period of time.
- Airport catering companies in partnership with OzHarvest run a food recovery program that results in up to 50 tonnes of food being redistributed to the community each year since being introduced in 2014.
- A new recycled water line that was installed for Brisbane’s new runway project saved 1.2 billion litres of potable water during construction. This is the equivalent of 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- Brisbane Airport has over 285 hectares of protected biodiversity zones, which is more than 10% of the airport’s landmass.
- 30 European honeybee hives are located in the Biodiversity Zone that pollinate local flora and produces pure Brisbane Airport Wetlands Honey.
- The zone provides a protected habitat for the locally significant Lewin's Rail and Eastern Grass Owl.
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