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Environmental projects and innovations recognised by ACI-NA

Gateways across North America have been recognized for their environmental projects and innovations by the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA).

Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Port Columbus International Airport, San Diego International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport, have been named section winners of the 2014 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards.

The accolades recognize airports that strive to protect and preserve the environment through dedicated programmes, initiatives, and projects.

San Diego International Airport’s “The Green Build” expansion project won it the Environmental Management Award, while Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s Deicing 101: Educating West Michigan Programme won it the Outreach, Education and Community Involvement Award.

Port Columbus International Airport’s Runway 10R-28L Replacement Programme scooped it the Special/Innovative Projects Award, and San Francisco International Airport’s West-of-Bayshore San Francisco Garter Snake Recovery Action Planwon it the Mitigation Award.

Mary L. Vigilante, at Synergy Consultants Inc, gained the Peer Recognition for Outstanding Individual Contribution and Leadership.

ACI-NA president and CEO, Kevin Burke, explains: “Each year, North American airports strive to design and implement better and more comprehensive strategies to protect and preserve the environment.

“Protecting the environment is more than just the right thing to do, it also makes great business sense because we know that green and sustainable business habits reduce operating costs.

“The recipients of the 2014 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards are true leaders in environmental best practices, and I congratulate them on their success.”

Winners in each category were selected by a four-judge panel and based on the project’s environmental benefits, innovation, effective implementation, widespread applicability, and cost-effectiveness.

Award winners will be recognized at the 2014 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 10, 2014, during the Chairman’s Honours Breakfast.

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