After being stated as the first “Carbon Neutral” airport in Asia Pacific by Airports Council International (ACI), Terminal 3 of Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has bagged the Platinum green rating under “Green Existing Building O&M Rating System” from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) – boasting the world’s number one airport in its category twice in a row.
Terminal 3 was also mentioned as the first LEED Gold certified terminal building under ‘New Construction’ category. The integration of building concept from designing to operation of the infrastructure of IGIA is mentioned as one of the reasons in meeting the ‘carbon neutral’ status.
The certificate was given by IGBC during the largest annual conference and exhibition, the 14th Green Building Congress 2016 in Mumbai where both COO of DIAL Douglas Webster, and VP Project and Engineering Roy Sebastian, were present.
According to CEO-DIAL, I Prabhakara Rao, winning the award was an honourable achievement, and it is one of the company’s commitment in meeting sustainable solutions for mitigating Aviation Climate Change and pushing towards eco-friendly efforts. DIAL had implementing a proactive approach towards eco-friendly practices for Terminal 3.
He added that the main focus of the terminal’s design was to promote energy efficiency and environmental quality improvement through eco-friendly design airport facilities.
The Airport is completed with 7,84 MW solar power plants to reduce GHG emission, a state-of-the-art zero discharge Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Water treatment plant (WTP), Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS), energy efficient Bridge Mounted Equipment (BMEs), energy efficient lighting systems, advanced fuel hydrant systems, Fixed Electric Ground Power Units (FEGP) and Preconditioned Air (PCA) supply systems. All the initiatives featured in the airport has shown a significant reduction in specific energy and GHG emission by more than 5-% in the last 5 years.