Singapore Changi’s management and staff have planted saplings of a rare tree in the airport grounds as part of the ‘Changi Goes Green’ programme.
The Hopea Sangal trees, which used to grow on the airport site and were thought to be extinct until 2002, will serve as a symbol of the Changi Airport Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
These ambitions include plans to reduce Changi’s electricity consumption and use more recycled water in its terminal buildings over the next three years.
Indeed, it has established a set of targets to cut energy use and to increase the proportion of recycled water used at Changi as part of CAG’s plan to set up an Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001 standards.
Its ongoing initiatives to reduce conserve energy and increase efficiency include dimming lights at airport terminals by as much as 50% during off-peak hours, using natural lighting where possible, and installing motion sensors in areas such as toilets and offices to conserve electricity.
Currently, Changi’s annual terminal building electricity consumption is about 450 million kWh. The target is to reduce usage in the terminal buildings by around 13.5 million kWh to generate savings of S$2.4 million over the next three years.