Traveling:

Airports

Major gateway airports are implementing long-term strategies to help travelers embark on more sustainable journeys. Major EV infrastructure investments are enabling travelers to charge up while at the airport. Passengers are boarding shuttle buses powered by renewable fuels – and soon those fleets will be electrified. Airport buildings are more energy efficient than ever, with many powered by on-site renewable energy. And airports are hard at work diverting waste from landfills and implementing organic waste collection programs.

Denver International Airport

Four onsite photovoltaic solar arrays with a combined capacity of 10 megawatts, offsetting up to 11,465 metric tons of GHG each year.

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REDUCE

Los Angeles World Airports

Restoring dunes at LAX and managing invasive plants for the El Segundo Blue Butterfly habitat restoration project.

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PROTECT

San Diego International Airport

  • The Good Traveler was founded in 2015 by San Diego International Airport to offer travelers a quick and easy way to make their air travel more sustainable. Today, The Good Traveler is used by over 20 of the busiest and most climate-smart airports in the world and has helped airports and travelers reduce over 117,000 metric tons of carbon.
  • SAN is “carbon neutral” in terms of organizational emissions and currently has 5.5 MW of PV solar and 2MW/4MWh of battery storage installed onsite. SAN also receives 100% renewable and carbon-free grid-delivered electricity and has a fleet of 33 electric buses that transport passengers and employees. The airport also uses renewable diesel for all airside diesel ground support equipment (GSE).
  • SAN’s Food Recovery Program collected nearly 300 meals from the airport’s food and beverage concessionaires for donation and composted approximately 248 tons of food waste. More than 800,000 gallons of stormwater were captured, treated, and reused to maintain temperature control in the terminals. Approximately 100,000 gallons of condensate water dripping from jet bridges were captured and used to brew beer.
  • SAN is proud to provide a protected habitat for the endangered California least tern (CLT), a migrating seabird that finds nesting opportunities along the southeastern property line of the airport. The airport provides the CLT with nesting habitat and easy access to foraging opportunities in nearby San Diego Bay. CLT nesting season at SAN is April to September.
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INFORM

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REDUCE

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CONSERVE

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PROTECT

Pittsburgh International Airport:

Spearheaded the use of alternative energy sources as the first airport in the world to be completely powered by natural gas and solar energy

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REDUCE

San Francisco International Airport

Leading the world’s largest initiative to develop and deploy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at an airport, and currently receives the highest volume of SAF of any airport worldwide.

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REDUCE

The Port of Portland, Portland International Airport

Building a ground source heat pump system that will reduce the use of natural gas for heating the PDX terminal by 95%.

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REDUCE

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CONSERVE