10 North American Airports Achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation

Long Beach, CA – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today applauded the ten North American airports that achieved certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation since ACI-NA joined the program in 2014.  Airport Carbon Accreditation recognizes airport efforts to manage and reduce their CO2 emissions through independent assessment and verification.

“As North American airport participation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation program grows, ACI-NA applauds the significant steps airports are taking to be leaders in environmental stewardship,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.  “I applaud these early adopters who have committed to lowering their carbon footprints and becoming better partners in the global aviation system.  By achieving the ambitious goals of Airport Carbon Accreditation, these airports are setting our industry on a path toward continued success in innovation and sustainability.”

ACI-NA joined Airport Carbon Accreditation and recognized Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as the first North American airport to attain certification in 2014.  The airport is also the first North American airport to successfully renew their annual accreditation.  Since ACI-NA joined the program last fall, five airports have attained certification, including Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, Portland International Airport, Portland Hillsboro Airport, Portland Troutdale Airport, and Victoria International Airport.

Four additional airports attained certification, including Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, and were recognized during a ceremony at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, CA.  Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport is also the first North American airport to achieve Level Three Optimization certification.

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.

Learn more about Airport Carbon Accreditation at http://airportco2.org/.