Special Announcement
Improving energy efficiency is a high priority, and we are committed to upholding excellent service levels for airport users in our buildings and facilities while maintaining a similar or lower level of energy consumption per passenger.

Energy efficiency

The airport has a variety of facilities, and we seek opportunities to save energy at each one. For example, we have committed ourselves to replacing traditional lightings with 100, 000 LEDs in passenger terminals by the end of 2014. As of 2011 a total of 25, 000 LEDs have been installed.

In 2011 we kicked off a project to upgrade the pre-conditioned air system and replace fixed ground power system located at aircraft stands. The Airport Authority (AA) is also committed to exploring the use of renewable energy, and a number of trials on solar panels and wind turbines are underway. For example, solar panels will be installed on the roof of the Midfield Concourse, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.

Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) continuing energy efficiency enhancement and carbon reduction efforts have won the "Class of Excellence" Energywi$e Label under the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) four consecutive times since 2008. The airport also achieved first runner-up in the "Biggest Unit Saver (Company)" category of the Power Smart Contest 2010 organised by Friends of the Earth.

Green buildings and sustainable designs

HKIA's terminals are designed to be thermally efficient. They use modern glass fa├žades and building envelopes to reflect heat and reduce cooling loads. Roof skylights optimise natural light during daytime, and light sensors automatically reduce indoor lighting when daylight allows. Innovative cooling systems are in place at Terminal 1 to cool only the bottom three metres of our large indoor spaces, leaving the air above at ambient temperatures.

Our Midfield Concourse is designed to be highly environmentally friendly, and we aspire for it to become one of the first BEAM Plus Gold Standard certified buildings in Hong Kong. Over 35 green initiatives will be adopted, covering various aspects ranging from the building's site, materials, energy and water use to construction methods. We believe that through our continuing efforts, the airport will grow with Hong Kong sustainably.

Energy Performance

Includes AA's facilities such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, North Satellite Concourse, SkyPier, HKIA Tower, Airport World Trade Centre, etc.