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Green Buildings

At Canberra Airport we are leading the way in environmental performance of the built environment.

The Brindabella Business Park, in the Canberra Airport precinct, is the most sustainable business park in Australia.

8 Brindabella Circuit was the first 5 Star Green Star rated building in Australia, saving 450,000kg of carbon dioxide emissions annually – the equivalent of taking 113 cars off the road each year.

This included initiatives such as:

  • Recycled building materials
  • Avoidance of Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Reduced noise levels
  • Reduced water consumption
  • Waste management initiative
  • Strict control of ventilation and day lighting
  • Facilities to support alternative transport methods both within the building and surrounding infrastructure, including public transport close by and cycle and shower facilities available

Other buildings in the Brindabella Business Park have been built with the same environmental initiatives as 8 Brindabella Circuit, as well as additional initiatives including:

  • Solar hot water
  • Car parking for small cars
  • Non-potable water irrigation
  • Waterless urinals

Further information about environmental initiatives at Canberra Airport can be found in the Canberra Airport 2010 Environment Strategy and the Resources section below.

Canberra Airport is a proud member of the Green Building Council of Australia.

Airport Environment Framework

The Airport Environment Framework is shaped by the Airport Environment Policy.

Following amendments to the Airports Act in 2010, the Airport Environment Strategy was included as Appendix 1 to the Canberra Airport 2014 Master Plan for the first time. The 2014 Master Plan and Airport Environment Strategy were approved by the Honourable Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, in January 2015.

The Canberra Airport Environment Management System demonstrates leadership in environmental management through a system of continuous improvement.

Canberra Airport manages the environment as outlined in the Water Management Plan, the Heritage Management Plan (Part 1, Part 2), the Threatened Species Management Plan, and the Re-New Management Plan.


Information about environmental initiatives at Canberra Airport can be found in the Environmental fact sheet links below:

The New Terminal
Natural Resources
Tri – Generation
Air Quality
Sustainable Transport
Water Management Plan
Weed Management Plan

Further environmental information can be found in our Just Plane Green brochure.

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