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Shanghai airports rewarded for green, energy-saving efforts

Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao airports get the top rating in China's first carbon evaluation of airports. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_01c0f79320c5]

The first airports carbon evaluation results were recently released at the 4th China Airport Development Conference and Innovation Achievement Exhibition, held in the city of Xiamen in East China's Fujian province.

Eight airports, including Pudong and Hongqiao airports – under the administration of the Shanghai Airport Authority, or SAA – were awarded the highest three stars rating in the assessment.

In recent years, the SAA has adhered to an eco-friendly development path. In 2022, the SAA rolled out a dual-carbon development strategy, took the lead in completing dual-carbon system research in the civil aviation industry – and introduced goals, paths and tasks to achieve peak carbon and carbon neutrality at Shanghai's airports.

Hongqiao Airport, in particular, has built the first airport parking lot in China that provides charging services and dedicated queue channels for new energy taxis.

Pudong Airport, meanwhile, has installed a total of 1,584 charging piles. In terms of their energy supplies, the energy centers of the two airports have adopted water storage and cooling technologies.

This has significantly saved energy costs by preparing for nighttime electricity consumption and providing air conditioning cooling during the day in a staggered manner, helping to smooth the peaks and troughs of the city's power grid.

The carbon evaluation was approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and carried out by the China Civil Airports Association – examining the energy-saving and low-carbon levels of airports.