Den Helder, Netherlands

Sustainability at Den Helder Airport (DHA)

The terminal is heated by means of a heat pump and is fully equipped with LED lighting. In addition, the roof is fitted with solar panels to provide its own energy.


Four of the five hangars are equipped with LED lighting. The last one will follow soon. One of the hangars is also equipped with a heat recovery installation (WTW).

All waste is separated, both in the terminal and outside the waste depot.


DHA has placed a striking blue PETman in the central hall for empty cans and plastic bottles. The proceeds from the deposit will go entirely to the benefit High Flyers Foundation.


Together with Den Helder Airport, Port of Den Helder and Willemsoord, the aim is to achieve a 66% CO₂ reduction. This objective is more ambitious, because a lot of profit can be achieved from the related parties.

  • Scope 1: 38% reduction in 2026 compared to 2018
  • Scope 2: 100% reduction in 2026 compared to 2018
  • Business transport: 3% reduction in 2026 compared to 2018


In the long term, all buildings at DHA will be equipped with solar panels, heat pumps or heat recovery systems.

The entire ground handling is energy neutral through the use of electric GPUs, baggage carts and tow trucks.

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