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Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport: Greenpath®
GreenPath® is the proprietary environmental management system (EMS) that Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services has implemented at the concession operations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Implementation at FLL began in 2008 and has since affected the way guests experience food service, retail and hospitality. GreenPath’s policies and procedures have been developed to conform to the standards of ISO 14001, the international standard for EMSs. ISO provides third-party certification for GreenPath and conducts regular audits. The EMS includes purchasing green products and services, implementing a recycling program for guests, and finding ways to conserve energy and water use. They have been able to divert tons of trash from landfills, conserve hundreds of gallons of water, and reduced energy consumption by thousands of kilowatt-hours.
Please note that this project was submitted primarily by Delaware North Companies with support by FLL. Due to our rules, DNC understands that if GreenPath is selected as a winner, the award will be presented to FLL.
John F. Kennedy International Airport: Alternative Fuels Vehicle Fleet Program, JFK
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has a long-standing commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. This commitment is demonstrated by the innovative use of alternative fuels in the vehicle fleet at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Port Authority’s Airport fleet is dominated by alternative-fuel vehicles, including flex-fuel, bi-fuel, compressed natural gas, gasoline-electric hybrid, diesel-electric hybrid, propane, and most recently, hydrogen. In addition, all of JFK’s diesel vehicles use B20 biodiesel fuel exclusively. The hydrogen fleet of 11 vehicles is fueled at a station established through a public-private partnership involving the Port Authority, federal government, automakers, and a fuel provider. Through the use of alternative fuel vehicles by JFK staff and the public, this innovative program allows for continued research and development, with a potential application to the wider commercial use of alternate fuels in the future.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Green “White” Pavement
Due to cost constraints and grant funding limitations, the Phoenix Aviation Department began developing a LEED-like sustainability standard for airfield construction, or ‘flatwork during their recent upgrade to Taxiway C. The main aim of the PHX program was to delineate between basic project requirements that all PHX projects must achieve, while promoting and encouraging the development team to investigate and implement project-specific and achievable sustainable innovations. This led to new construction and design solutions that produced measurable environmental benefits while reducing costs. This increased scrutiny into the design and construction helped to direct every step of the process from the type of concrete used to the excavation methods employed. Overall the program produced such benefits as:
- 26% reduction in energy consumed
- 16% water consumption savings
- 26% CO2 savings during production
- 39% reduction in PMlO emissions
- 17% cost savings
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Recycle Runway
The Phoenix Airport Museum at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is promoting environmental awareness through an innovative educational exhibition titled, Recycle Runway: Reclaimed Fashions by Nancy Judd. The exhibition highlights fourteen unique fashions made from trash, each designed around a specific eco-message intended to raise environmental consciousness in the public. Combining the message of sustainability with the art of fashion, this exhibition meets the Airport Museum's mission to create memorable environments for the traveling public. Phoenix Airport Museum staff, with over 20 years of airport exhibitions experience, collaborated to create passenger friendly educational text, mounting a beautifully installed exhibition which generated wide media interest, both local and national. The exhibition is now scheduled to travel across the country to other airports.
San Francisco International Airport: Climate Action Plan
In 2008 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 81-08 Climate Change Goals and Action Plan, which mandates reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by each City Department. The San Francisco International (SFO) Airport Commission supported the City’s initiative and established the goal of carbon neutrality by 2020 for airport controlled operations. SFO management has developed a Departmental Climate Action Plan that includes such activities as:
- Energy efficiency measures which would reduce GHG emissions by 9,632 tonnes per year from electric energy savings and by an additional 5,290 tonnes per year from reductions in natural gas consumption
- Installation of additional pre-conditioned air and 400 hertz power supply systems which would offset the GHG emissions from aircraft auxiliary power units by an additional 16,128 tonnes per year.