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Airport

Sustainability
By: Adam Liestman

Introduction
Many

Airports are turning towards a more


Sustainable way of operating
643 million people flew in 2013
Questioning what airports need to do to
become sustainable.

The Problem
Environmental

sustainability is one of the


most important challenges appearing for
airports today. Being driven by the
growing concern over global warming
and greenhouse gases, airports are
starting to take notice of the airports
effects on climate change.

Research Questions
What

should the qualifications be for a


sustainable airport in the future?
What needs to be done in order to make
airports more efficient/sustainable?
What sort of environmental footprint do
airports leave?
What sort of technology is available to
help airports reach the goal of becoming
Sustainable?

History
In

2007 the average amount of time an


airport spends taxiing reached a new alltime high
. The average taxi out times in 2007
increased to 16.7 minutes compared to
13.8 minutes in 1995.
In 2006 the number of flights decreased
but the taxi time continued to increase

Efficient Aircraft
Efficiency

was a big part of the design of


the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The aircraft is at least 20 percent more
fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes
The aircraft burns the fuel it produces at
least 20 percent fewer emissions
Boeing Eliminated 60 miles of Copper

Aircraft Cont.
Maintenance

costs would be reduced by

30%
The aircraft is cheaper to run and
cheaper to repair

Gatwick, London
The

Airport is going through changes to


become more sustainable
The airport created goals to meet in the
future
reducing carbon emissions by 50% against
a 1990 baseline test
reducing energy against the same
baseline test by 20%

Gatwick Cont.
cutting

water consumption by 20%


recycling 70% of waste and generating no
waste to landfill
The airport says it has already achieved a
97% reduction of ozone-depleting gases
The program has taken a 1.4 Billion dollar
investment

Qualifications for Sustainability


LEED

Certification, a U.S. Green Building


Council
LEED Certification could set standards of
what sustainability is
LEED keeps monitoring facilities after they
certify them

Sustainability Master Pilot


Program

The FAA gives funding to airports to develop a


Sustainability Master Plan
In 2010 the first Sustainability Master Plan at
Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport in Ithaca
Since 2010 another ten airports have gotten
funding from the Sustainability Master Plan
Pilot Program
The Program gave an additional 13 airports
funding in 2012

The MAC
The

Metropolitan Airport Commission or


(MAC) says that environmental
sustainability as integral to its continued
organizational success.
The MAC implemented the Stewards of
Tomorrows Airport Resources (STAR)
Program in 2008

The MAC Cont


In

2012 MSP emissions were down 25%


from 2005
Utility bill costs have been reduced by
approximately $4.11 million per year as of
December 2012
Since 2001 the MAC has saved just under
$1 million dollars in waste disposal costs by
recycling

Recap
Airports

are trying to become more


sustainable
LEED Certification would create standards
for sustainability
Technology needs to advance for
sustainability to advance
Aircraft efficiency is a key to sustainability

Questions/Comments?