GREEN INI­TIA­TIVES

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BIAL, with a LEED Gold cer­ti­fi­ca­tion has a solid waste man­age­ment plant that pro­duces, per day, 25 tonnes of sus­tain­able bio-en­ergy that can gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity to power about 5,000 house­holds each year. The in­stalled so­lar power plants gen­er­ate 3.6 megawatts, re­duc­ing car­bon emis­sion by 3,125 tonnes per an­num. Other ini­tia­tives in­clude bat­tery-op­er­ated ve­hi­cles and rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing.

DIAL is a LEED Gold cer­ti­fied green build­ing. Some of its ini­tia­tives in­clude a 7.84 MW so­lar PV plant in­stal­la­tion in the air­side. The “zero dis­charge” sewage treat­ment plant treats all waste wa­ter gen­er­ated at the air­port, which is reused for hor­ti­cul­ture and to flush toi­lets. The air­port's car­bon emis­sion has been re­duced by 55 per cent in 2017 as com­pared to emis­sions in 2010.

GHIAL has a “green” pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal build­ing with a LEED Sil­ver cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, a rank­ing by the US Green Build­ing Coun­cil. It is on its way to be­com­ing an air­port with 100 per cent LED light­ing. Halo­gen lights hem­ming the taxi­way have been re­placed by en­ergy e icient LED lamps. The 10 MW so­lar power plant feeds GHIAL’s day­time en­ergy re­quire­ments. Wa­ter har­vest­ing is prac­tised on a large scale.

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