T2 wins sustainability award

t2Heathrow has won a Sustainability Leaders Award for the new Terminal 2 building which opens its doors in 2014.

Heathrow say sustainability was a guiding principle in the construction of Terminal 2. The building includes an Energy Centre with one of the largest biomass boilers in the UK, saving 13,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. It also has a water efficiency plan to reduce water consumption by up to 30% and 10 metre high windows to maximise natural light and reduce the need for artificial lighting. All these areas form part of Heathrow’s commitment to running Heathrow responsibly.

Heathrow was also shortlisted for the Stakeholder engagement award for the Heathrow Sustainability Partnership.

The Sustainability Leaders Awards celebrate leadership and innovation among companies and organisations, large and small, who make genuine progress in embedding sustainability throughout their operations. The panel of Judges included The Chairman of the Environment Agency and the Chief Operating Officer of the Carbon Trust.

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