Salvador International Airport in Bahia, Brazil, has been recognized by the ACI for its work in water reuse and measures to increase its energy efficiency.
The airport, which has been part of the Vinci Airports’ network since 2018, was awarded Green Airport Recognition at the ACI-LAC Annual Assembly in Bogota, Colombia on October 19-23. ACI-LAC is the Latin America and Caribbean region of ACI.
Salvador International was awarded the recognition for its Effluent Treatment Plant, which was installed by the airport in 2018 and reuses wastewater within the airport. According to the airport, the plant is used for treating water for the ongoing construction works, gardening, toilets fire brigade activities and cooling towers.
ACI-LAC also acknowledged the airport’s energy efficiency efforts. Salvador International has replaced more than 1,200 conventional lights with LEDS, which has decreased lighting energy consumption by 30%. It has also installed more efficient elevators and escalators.
Salvador’s sustainability work has been undertaken as part of Vinci Airports’ AirPact environmental strategy. In 2018, just one year after Vinci took over the airport, Salvador became the second airport in Brazil to be granted with ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation certification at Mapping level. This level evaluates the work toward the reduction of greenhouse gases generated by airports.