Hyderabad airport gets greenhouse certification

April 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here has received ISO 14064 certification, becoming the second airport in India and the third in Asia to complete verification of greenhouse gas emissions.

The airport successfully accredited its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory including greenhouse gas emissions and removals for reporting years 2009 to 2011, according to the ISO 14064-1:2006 specification.

Bureau Veritas conducted independent audit and issued the verification statement, said a release from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the airport.

The verification of GHG inventories helps RGIA in reducing its carbon intensity, which is carbon footprint per passenger or per tonne of cargo handled, cost of energy and meet GHG accounting international norms in aviation sector.

RGIA is not just a greenfield airport but a green airport primarily developed on eco-friendly concepts, said the statement.

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