Esenboğa Airport receives Green Apple Award
TAV Esenboğa is listed amongst "the best" companies with its environmentally-friendly projects, especially in energy efficiency, by The Green Organisation. Offsetting the carbon emission, Esenboğa Airport was listed amongst the 17 environmentally-friendly airports worldwide.
Endeavoring to decrease the environmental impacts to a minimum level while increasing passenger satisfaction; Ankara Esenboğa Airport operated by TAV Airports has been awarded by London-based The Green Organisation. Esenboğa Airport received a silver medal in the category of "built environment".
TAV Esenboğa General Manager Nuray Demirer stated: “At TAV Airports, we have adopted an environmentally and socially friendly and also sustainable business model. We aim to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment while providing a reliable, comfortable and fast traveling experience to our passengers. We are glad that our efforts and projects are awarded by The Green Organisation, one of the most respectable environment agencies based in London. As we provide the optimum benefit to our stakeholders, we will continue to keep the responsibility towards the environment and society in mind."
Providing service to more than 11 million passengers last year, Esenboğa Airport commenced a series of practices in order to use the energy efficiently without compromising the passenger comfort. Automatic lighting control, using LED fixtures, trigeneration plant producing power, heating and cooling energy from natural gas can be listed as examples of these practices.
Esenboğa Airport is amongst the 17 environmentally-friendly airports worldwide. The airport is certified at 3+ level in Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which is executed by ACI Europe, the main organization of the airport operators. Reducing its carbon emissions, which is the main reason for climate change, to the optimum level, Esenboğa Airport offset the remaining amount by investing to clean energy. It is the first airport in Turkey that achieves to reach this level.
Founded in 1994, The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-profit organization that has dedicated to promote environmental best practice around the world. The Green Apple Environmental Awards recognizes the best practices of private and governmental organizations that respect the environment.