Airplanes are not good for the environment, indeed the aviation industry is really good at being inefficient (they are trying to improve that though). Airports are trying to make themselves more planet-friendly, and in Singapore a green terminal has just opened. Let’s hope that Singapore leads the way in the greening of international airports.
The terminal is designed to run on lower energy costs compared to the older terminals, mainly via natural lighting from the 919 skylights and by positioning air-conditioners nearer to floor-level.
The terminal has a striking five-storey high wall of hanging plants, a butterfly garden and koi ponds dotted amid its gleaming 380,000 square metres (4 million sq ft)