Sunday, February 28, 2016

Kempegowda International Airport first in country to receive CII's GreenCo Platinum rating

Bengaluru: Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), India's first greenfield airport to be built on private-public partnership, has been given a GreenCo Platinum rating by the Green Business Centre (GBC) by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), making it the first airport in India to receive its rating. KIA's operating company, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) made the announcement on Sunday.
Launched in February 2011, CII's GBC atempts to certify a company on its environment friendliness and sustainability initiatives, instead of certifying a building or part of its operations. The award is evaluated on criteria like implementation of water saving projects, energy efficiency, renewable energy utilisation, greenhouse gas emission, waste management, green supply chain, and optimising three 'r's: reduce, reuse and recycle, among others.
28/02/16 Divya Shekhar/Economic Times
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