Brazil: Salvador airport is certified Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)
On January 4, Salvador airport entered the ACA Program at level 1. The obtained certification testifies to the airport’s efforts towards the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Salvador airport met all requirements to join the program, obtaining the level-1 certification, and is the 2nd airport in Brazil to participate in this voluntary carbon management program.
This certification represents a milestone for the airport in terms of sustainable development and conforms to the AirPact environmental policy implemented by VINCI Airports in each airport of its network. One of its goals is a 20% reduction in power consumption by 2020 (compared with 2013 levels). In line with this policy, Salvador airport has already been working towards the improvement of its energy performance. Actions implemented in the platform include the upgrade of the air conditioning system in the passenger terminal, and the installation of LED light bulbs. The modernization of the new pier also includes insulated glass walls to reduce the use of electricity. This year, Salvador airport will install a 90,000-square-feet solar power plant which will provide 100% of the power required by the new pier.
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).