The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has become Asia-Pacific’s only and one of the world’s few airports to achieve a carbon neutral status.
The announcement in this regard was made by the Airports Council International (ACI) during the Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate presentation ceremony to IGI in Montreal, Canada.
- The Airport Carbon Accreditation certificated has upgraded the IGI airport’s status to “Level 3+, Neutrality,” the highest level for airports across the world.
- Less than 25 airports in the world and most of them are located in Europe, have earned this carbon neutral status.
- The IGI airport is managed by private operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a joint venture between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and GMR Group-led consortium.
- The airport boasts green buildings, rainwater harvesting system, solar power plants etc., which have helped it reduce and offset its carbon emissions.
Various sustainable development measures undertaken by IGI Airport are
- Eco-friendly vehicles.
- Energy efficiency fixture and improvements.
- 84 MW solar power plant
- Terminal 3, which is a LEED gold certified green building.
- Water Conservation which allows recycled water and rainwater harvesting.
- Fixed electric ground power units and preconditioned air supply systems.
- Energy efficient lighting systems and bridge mounted equipment.