Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport has joined Airport Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program and achieved the Level 1 certificate.
The airport states this certification is the first result of a new environmental strategy developed since it joined Vinci Airports’ network in 2018. The strategy developed at Belgrade airport will also comply with Vinci’s commitments to halve water consumption per passenger, achieve zero pesticide use and zero waste to landfill, halve CO2 gross emissions by 2030 and reach zero net emissions by 2050.
As part of the extension and modernization of Belgrade airport, Vinci has planned numerous investments to reduce carbon emissions: replacement of the heavy fuel oil boiler room with a natural gas boiler room, coupled with a tri-generation unit, replacement of the lighting with LEDs, and the construction of a 1MWp solar farm.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme is an independent and voluntary program which uses internationally recognized methodologies to assess an airport’s commitments toward better managing its carbon emissions. Once authenticated, these commitments are then officially acknowledged through the award of one of the program’s six levels of certification: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization, Neutrality, Transformation and Transition.