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We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.
Make the TAKE2 pledge and join us in helping keep the temperature rise under two degrees.
Melbourne Airport’s pledge summarises the actions we’ve committed to through the implementation of our 2013 Environment Strategy and Airport Master Plan. Further opportunities to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint, meet the Victorian Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050, and support Australia’s commitment to the international Paris Agreement on climate change have been embedded in our draft 2018 Environment Strategy and Master Plan.
You can find out more about what we’ve already achieved, and our future plans – by visiting our website or page 34 of our 2016 Annual report.
At the end of 2016 the airport completed its 8MW tri-generation plant to generate low-carbon electricity from gas and reuse waste heat for heating and cooling the terminals. The tri-generation also provides an on-site energy source, which saves transmission losses while diversifying the airport’s power supply.
Car park lighting
In 2014 as part of the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) we upgraded the airport’s car park lighting, reducing car park energy consumption by 47 per cent or 2 million kWh/year. This is enough energy to power around 374 average Victorian homes, and has reduced our CO2 emissions by 2,829 tonnes – equivalent to keeping more than 700 cars off the road.
The roofs of Terminals 2 and 3 have become ‘cool roofs’ through SkyCool, a heat-reflective paint that has reduced radiant heat gain (and the buildings’ cooling load) by approximately 20 per cent.
As part of the airport’s thermal network expansion, a free-cooling chiller was installed. The system has been able to operate without engaging a compressor for 20 per cent of the year.