My research project
Sustainable Innovation at Heathrow
Heathrow has a bold ambition to deliver an exemplar sustainable airport for the future, ensuring that the infrastructure and operations of the airport continues to provide a great passenger service whilst progressively moving to zero carbon.
Adopting a systems thinking approach, looking deep within and outside the boundaries of the airport, this projects aims to help Heathrow address the challenges set out in its carbon strategy. A range of interventions will be assessed with the potential to cut carbon across the airport. Mapping the complex airport system and understanding the material and resource flows, will help to ensure that these interventions are targeted in order to capture the most appropriate benefits. Interventions with the potential for high impact will be trialled to assess their effectiveness and could range from technological solutions to innovative collaborations utilising waste streams as a resource.