Creating Eco-friendly Airport Systems for the Future

Creating Eco-friendly Airport Systems for the Future

by Vikas Vij
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Architects are working towards more sustainable, eco-friendly airport systems via @Justmeans #ecotravel

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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 8:00am



Airports have traditionally been viewed as a prime source of anti-environmental activity. Whether it is the high amount of air pollution from the airplanes, the high energy consumption levels within the airport, or the noise pollution that is generated as a plane takes off or lands, the airport systems have been low on sustainability in almost every major area.

Now some visionary architects are working towards the idea of building more sustainable, eco-friendly airport systems that can contribute to a better, more environment-friendly world. The architects of the U.K.’s two central airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, have come up with revolutionary plans to transform the sustainability of airports.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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