Schiphol’s aim is to be a circular and energy-positive airport in 2050. What will the airport be like? We will run entirely on sustainable solar, wind and thermal energy. We will generate more energy than we use and the surplus will go to other consumers.
We will only have electric vehicles, from scissor lifts to hotel shuttles and everything in between. Aircraft will taxi to the runways sustainably – no longer powered by their own kerosene engines, but using electric tugs. All buildings – hangars, offices, the terminal – will be built in a circular way. And when the time comes, we will dismantle them and recycle the materials.
We want to keep on track. That’s why we have two intermediate targets for 2030. Schiphol is to be a zero-waste and emission-free airport in 2030. We will manage? Lots of people are working very hard on this every day! We are constantly taking new measures to reach our goals.
Our 14 measures for an energy-positive and circular airport
From baggage tractors and scissor lifts to catering vans and hotel shuttles
Electric transportation between gate and plane
These buses are not just clean, they’re quiet too
Electricity for aircraft
Parked planes get plugged in
Dutch wind power
Wherever you recharge your phone at Schiphol, you’ll be using Dutch wind power
A growing number of roofs have solar panels on them, including the roof of long-stay car park P3
Cooling and heating using thermal energy rather than gas
We are taking countless measures to make energy savings
You can already see circular and energy-positive buildings at the airport
They don’t feel different, but they have been made differently
Circular lights and displays
A new buying concept for the lights in Lounge 2 and digital traveller information displays
Schiphol wants to be a sustainability frontrunner, which is why we encourage innovation
More waste gets recycled each year
Taxiing with a sustainable tug rather than using kerosene engines
Schiphol’s own activities are CO₂-neutral