SA travellers move one step closer to eco-friendly travel with ACSA’s GBCSA membership
We are delighted to welcome Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) as a member of the GBCSA. ACSA has also signed a statement of commitment with the GBCSA to incorporate green building practice in development projects and has included sustainability principles in its development journey.
Thulani Kuzwayo, Managing Executive: Public Sector at the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) says that ACSA has identified a number of key drivers which it needs to manage to reach this objective, including reducing energy consumption, water consumption, percentage of waste recycled, noise levels and energy efficient materials usage. “We are excited to work alongside ACSA in assisting them to achieve carbon neutrality in energy consumption and run green airports throughout South Africa, which they hope to reach by 2030. The aviation sector is undergoing a rapid transformation in line with the fast-changing world in which it operates. Like all sectors, the aviation sector is having to evolve and becoming sustainable has become a megatrend in the sector. It is encouraging to see ACSA responding to this in a responsible manner by aiming for international best practice within the near future.”
On-boarding ACSA as a fully-fledged GBCSA member is another encouraging illustration of the public sector’s commitment to sustainability and greening the built environment.