36 North American Airports Lead Industry in Sustainability

Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | October 2018

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) recently recognized the 36 North American airports that achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation during the past year at the 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition. Airport Carbon Accreditation recognizes airport efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions through independent assessment and verification.

“Airports strive to be good partners within their communities and in the global aviation system by promoting sustainability and environmentally responsible practices,” ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke said. “One of the chief ways North American airports can lower their carbon footprint is by participating in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program. I applaud the 36 airports that are leading our industry on a path toward continued success in innovation and sustainability.”

As part of Airport Carbon Accreditation, airports commit to reducing their emissions by making investments in heating and lighting efficiency technology, electric, hybrid or gas-powered vehicles, public transport incentive schemes, less corporate travel, and stakeholder engagement to encourage further emissions reductions. Since ACI-NA joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation program in 2014, 36 airports have attained accreditation.

For 2018, 17 airports have renewed their Airport Carbon Accreditation, including Denver International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Edmonton International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Van Nuys Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Portland Hillsboro Airport, Portland International Airport, Portland Troutdale Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Victoria International Airport and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

Six airports have upgraded to the next level of accreditation, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Greater Moncton International Airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, San Diego International Airport, Tampa International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.

Twelve airports have joined the Airport Carbon Accreditation program since 2017, including, Charlottetown Airport, Dallas Love Field, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, New York Stewart International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Teterboro Airport, Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Regina International Airport, and Tampa’s three General Aviation airports.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport remains the only North American airport to achieve carbon neutral certification, and is the first to achieve a three-year certification as a carbon neutral airport.

SOURCE Airports Council International