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News // Denkstatt España S.L. in Lanzarote - The First Spanish Green Airport

Date // 1st October 2012

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Denkstatt Espana S.L. has been awarded an exciting project by Aena (the Spanish Airport Authority), a very well known client of Denkstatt.

The project located at the Lanzarote Airport (Canary Islands) involves maintaining the environmental, quality and energy management systems according to ISO9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001 and to utilize Denkstatt know how in order to achieve their goal of being the "first" green airport in Spain.

A green airport promotes a responsible use of natural resources reducing its needs for energy and water, minimizing the impact of its activities by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases, taking advantage of lighting and natural ventilation, installing solar panels in order to obtain warm water, generating energy with photovoltaic panels, wind generators, and plants of cogeneration or biomass. All these actions are targeted to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the energy consumption of an airport.

Aena are investing in the mostadvanced technologies to develop this project and on its successful completion they will promote the use of these systems in their 47 airports
managed worldwide.

Other activities to be carried out include the improvement of the EFQM model rate as
well as achieving the next step of ACA (Airport Carbon Accreditation). ACA is an independent programme launched by ACI Europe (Airport Council International) to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. In November 2011, ACA was extended to Asia-Pacific, in cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific. Airports must have carbon footprints independently verified in accordance with ISO14064 (Greenhouse Gas Accounting).

Evidence of this must be provided to the administrator together with all claims regarding carbon management processes which must also be independently verified.

The definitions of emissions footprints used by ACA follow the principles of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) "Greenhouse Gas Protocol" Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.

Works will commence in October 2012 and will last at least one year, with two people on site. Denkstatt Espana are keen to support their client to achieve their objective of being the "first green airport in Spain".

For more information please contact Chritian Plas,

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