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QAIA receives ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2022

May 11,2022 - Last updated at May 11,2022

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has recently been acknowledged by Airports Council International Asia-Pacific as one of only 12 airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to receive the Green Airports Recognition 2022 for airports serving five to 15 million passengers.

QAIA was granted Gold recognition for its efforts in transitioning towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, focusing on its achievements in heating and cooling system improvements.

This year, the Green Airports Recognition was held under the theme of Carbon Management — in line with global industry goals to reduce carbon emissions and attain net-zero status by 2050.

The recognition aims to promote environmental best practices to curb the impact of the aviation industry on the environment and champion airports that bring forth outstanding carbon management projects.

To this end, participating airports demonstrated exceptional best practices in their respective decarbonisation journeys — specifically in fuel consumption (Scope 1) and electricity consumption (Scope 2) carbon emission reductions. In its application, Airport International Group shared QAIA’s experience in enhancing the heating and cooling systems inside and outside the Passenger Terminal.

The two-phase project included utilising control optimisation software to improve cooling plant performance and decommissioning a historic cooling and heating plant, which resulted in significant decreases in energy consumption, carbon emissions and costs.

“We are delighted to witness QAIA once again pioneer green practices within the regional aviation industry and are equally proud to have our experiences in carbon reduction recognised as best practices by Airports Council International,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Claude.

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