Salvador airport has entered the level 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Program, further proving its efforts to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions.
The certificate represents a milestone in terms of sustainable development, conforming to the AirPact environmental policy implemented by VINCI Airports, for each-and-every airport of its network.
Some implementations, by the airport, include upgrading the air conditioning system in the passenger terminal, the installation of LED light bulbs, and the modernization of the new pier which includes insulated glass walls.
Salvador airport is the second airport in Brazil to participate in this voluntary carbon management program, and this year the airport plans to install a 90,000-square-feet solar power plant, which will provide 100% of the power required by the new pier.
One of the airports goals before 2020, is to reduce power consumption by 20%. In line with this policy, Salvador airport has already been working towards the improvement of its energy performance.
Kansai and Osaka airports recently upgraded to ACA level-3 certification, while Rennes and Dinard airports upgraded to Level 2. The rest of VINCI Airports network renewed their certifications either for Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3+ (France, Portugal, Cambodia).