The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), India’s first green field airport to be built on private-public partnership, has been given a GreenCo Platinum rating by the Green Business Centre (GBC) by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), making it the first airport in India to receive its rating.
Launched in February 2011, CII’s GBC attempts to certify a company on its environment friendliness and sustainability initiatives, instead of certifying a building or part of its operations. The award is evaluated on criteria like implementation of water saving projects, energy efficiency, renewable energy utilisation, greenhouse gas emission, waste management, green supply chain, and optimising three ‘r’s: reduce, reuse and recycle, among others.
“BIAL has constantly endeavoured to create an enabling environment through its green initiative,” said Hari Marar, president, airport operations, BIAL. “We see this rating from CII’s Green Building Council as a testimony towards our efforts in building an energy efficient and green airport.”