EBACE 2023 to be most carbon-neutral edition to date
EBACE 2023 is set to be the most carbon-neutral edition of the business aviation convention to date, according to NBAA.
“The business aviation community is committed to sustainability and carbon reduction in everything we do—from the airport to the show floor and beyond,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president for events. “Not only will the event be among the most carbon-neutral editions of the show to date, but it will also feature a two-day summit focused on lowering the industry’s overall carbon footprint. We are committed to sustainability on the ground and in the air.”
The Palexpo convention centre, which has played host to the annual event since 2001, is powered completely by renewable energy. Also its rooftop array is the second-largest solar-power generator in Switzerland. For the show, all energy usage from Palexpo will be tracked and all resulting carbon emissions will be offset through verified projects. This includes along those emissions generated by shuttle buses to and from the show site.
Nearly 80% of the waste generated at the event will be sorted on site, with almost half of it being recycled. Show officials added that during the event setup and take-down, lighting will be reduced and the building’s HVAC systems will be turned off. Whilst all food served at the event will be locally sourced and sustainably delivered.