April 2014 Sustainability Newsletter Now Available!

The Environmental Affairts Committee Sustainability Working Group has released its sixth Sustainability Newsletter! As usual, a big thanks to the Working Group Chair, Cynthia Parker of Phoenix Sky-Harbor, Working Group Co-chair, Emily Sing of San Francisco International Airport and Gene Peters of Ricondo & Associates for putting together these newsletters. Thanks to all the guest contributors as well- their insight helps to make this publication a great wat to stay up to date on the latest sustainability initiatives in the industry.

The April 2014 edition features Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) in the "Green Airport Spotlight" for their leadership in embracing sustainability throughout their operations. Not only does the airport have an impressive Aircraft Deicing Fluid (ADF) Management System and over 515 million gallons of storm water detention capacity, they are also leaders in the field of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. DTW is currently in the process of retrofitting the lighting in two parking garages, replacing over 6,000 incandescent blubs with LEDs. Combined with "Smart Controls" monitoring, the retrofit will reduce energy consumption of the garages by 66% and save the airport $1.2 million annually in energy and maintenance costs!

The newsletter also features Jeff Daniels of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, who provides an overview of EPA's energy benchmarking tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (ESPM), and the possibility of utilizing the tool as an industry-wide benchmarking platform for airports. Not to be missed is a feature on San Francisco International Airport's unique "Pop-up" retail program to promote small businesses and foster local partnerships. Other contributors include Karin Holland of Haley & Aldrich and Paul Manasjan of San Diego Regional Airport Authority who provide an introduction to the Sustainability Airport Workgroup (SAW), and John Antonoglu of Primera Engineers, Ltd. who shares information and updates on the U.S. Green Building Council's latest version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system: LEEDv4.

Don't miss the updates on a number of environmental ACRP projects and FAA initiatives in this month's edition as well!

Please feel free to share this newsletter with your colleagues, and if you have a feature idea for the next edition, please contact Katherine Preston at kpreston@aci-na.org, Cynthia Parker at cynthia.parker@phoenix.gov or Emily Sing at emily.sing@flysfo.com.

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