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Environmental Consciousness
Key environmental areas namely energy, carbon emissions, water and waste are continuously monitored in line with our core strategy in improving Malaysia Airports’ performance on aspects of environmental sustainability.

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Environmental Consciousness

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Towards achieving targets set for our five-year Environment Strategy Roadmap, two Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are adopted with regard to practising environmental consciousness:

GOAL 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all via advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialisation to mitigate climate change.

GOAL 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts and also to build resilience in responding to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.

 

Sustainability of environmental consciousness is vital for our organisation and several measures have been taken to support the SDG goals:

Energy Consumption

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Our pivotal efforts towards effectively monitoring, analysing and optimising electricity usage is important as electricity makes up more than 90% of our energy consumption throughout our airports. Our electricity use per passenger in 2017 decreased by 10.4%.

Fuel Consumption

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We have successfully increased the efficiency in fuel consumption across our airports in Malaysia (except STOLports) which is evident in the 1% decrease from 2016 to 2017.

Energy Saving Initiatives

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Among energy savings initiatives implemented across our airports, the greatest energy savings was achieved by optimising 19 units of Ground Power Unit and the air conditioning in the baggage area and tunnel at both terminals in KLIA. In 2017, electricity consumption reduced by 1,137 MWh.

Solar Power

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Since 2014, the solar power production in KLIA Main Terminal and klia2 has generated 75,200 MWh worth of clean energy, with carbon emission reduction of 55,750 tonnes. On average, this is enough to power 2,097 homes every year.

Minimising Carbon Emissions

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We voluntarily participate in Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program that encourages airports to follow a common framework to measure, report and reduce its carbon emissions.

There are four level in the ACA framework, namely Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation and Neutrality. KLIA has now secured ACA’s Level 3 (Optimisation).

Green Building Recognition

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klia2 was designed to be an energy efficient terminal right from the beginning. Among the innovative green features of the terminal include the high solar reflecting roof and low emissivity glass panels to naturally regulate indoor temperature. This has earned the terminal Gold certification in Leadership Energy in and Environmental Design (LEED) and a Silver accreditation in the Green Building Index (GBI).

Conserving Water

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Rainwater harvesting and condensate water recycling are among the initiatives undertaken at klia2 in conserving water. Capitalising on the surface runoffs, a rainwater harvesting system collects rainwater and stores them, providing buffer against floods. Both initiatives collected and consumed a total of 87,247 m3 of water, reducing the need for municipal water by 0.73%.

Promoting Recycling and Reducing Waste

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Our recycling efforts are done with the objective of minimising the volume of waste disposal before being sent to the landfill. Our efforts to promote material recycling includes providing recycle bins and organising a public road show as well as an exhibition on recycling and environmental protection.

 

*This section must be read in tandem with the information provided in our Sustainability Report 2017

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