Austin takes sustainability to the next level

April 26, 2022
Strong partnerships and relationships with stakeholders show payoff to Austin's sustainability efforts, AviationPros reports.

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) recently reached Level 3+ accreditation under the Airports Council International-North America’s Carbon Accreditation Program. It joins San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) as the only airports in North America with the accreditation, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.

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26 April 2022 - “We talked about it and it seemed like the right time,” said B.J. Carpenter Sustainability Coordinator, city of Austin Aviation Department. “This is a worldwide program that a lot of airports are utilizing to be a driver for their sustainability progress and to have one place to document it, so it seemed like a natural fit.”

The program tasks airport leaders with mapping the carbon emissions across their facilities and having it verified by an independent third party. They can find solutions to reduce CO2 emissions and implementing changes.

AUS isn’t new to sustainability initiatives. Leaders developed a strong environmental sustainability program years ago and executed initiatives, such as solar power installation, alternative fuel fleets and energy efficiency programs.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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