Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), reaffirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability as it celebrated this year’s Earth Hour. To mark the occasion, non-essential lights around the airport were dimmed or switched off and staff were encouraged to follow suit at home.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually and encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour between 8.30-9.30pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
As a member of the High Energy Consumers Committee of Bahrain, which is comprised of key government and non-government institutions, BAC works proactively to support the implementation of the Kingdom’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP).
Set by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Bahrain, the NEEAP aims to conserve resources and reflects the Kingdom’s efforts to deliver the sustainable energy transition outlined in its Economic Vision 2030. One of its main goals is to reduce Bahrain’s energy consumption by 6 percent by 2025. The new terminal will play a vital role in achieving this goal.
Meanwhile, BIA continues working to become a carbon-neutral facility and achieved Level 2 ‘Reduction’ of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The program is the only institutionally-endorsed carbon management certification standard for airports and recognizes facilities that successfully manage and reduce their carbon footprint.
Further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainably, BAC is set to achieve LEED certification for other key Airport Modernization Program projects, including Gold certification for the Multi-storey West Car Park and Silver certification for the Central Utility Complex.