Zagreb Airport received an Airport Carbon Accreditation from the ACI (Airport Council International), which confirms the level 3 of management and reduction of CO2 emissions in everyday airport activities. According to the classification of the global ACI ACA program (Airport Carbon Accreditation), this level is called “Optimization” and represents a significant step towards fulfilling the commitment of the Zagreb Airport to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
Based on the submitted data, the program independently assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports in managing and reducing carbon emissions. The program for measuring this level of certification also includes the involvement of airport stakeholders and business partners (airlines, tenants, F&B company, Trade company, etc.), whose activities within the airport affect CO2 emissions.
Zagreb Airport is the first airport in the Republic of Croatia to reach ACI-ACA level 3, which is the result of an extensive program of various activities in recent years, aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
In recent years, Zagreb Airport has introduced a wide range of energy management measures that have enabled it to monitor and reduce overall energy consumption, such as the installation of efficient LED lighting, low voltage reconstruction in transformer station, boiler room reconstruction, reconstruction and modernization of the heating/cooling substation and hot water using solar collectors. Thanks to all these activities, the carbon emissions at the airport were reduced by 4% between 2017 and 2019, despite a significant increase in the number of passengers in that period.
Plans for the airport include the construction of a photovoltaic power plant that will enable the direct conversion of solar energy into electricity and the replacement of existing vehicles and equipment in an environmentally friendly way.
“Zagreb Airport is committed to implementing business solutions that aim to reduce negative environmental impacts. Achieving Level 3 according to the ACI-ACA classification is an extremely important step in these efforts. Our goal and commitment is to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and we will be persistent on that path.” – said Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, CEO.
SOURCE: Zagreb Airport