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ACI-NA salutes the carbon reduction efforts of ten airports

ACI-NA today applauded the ten Canadian and US airports that have achieved certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

ACI-NA joined the global scheme to reduce airport CO2 emissions in 2014.

“As North American airport participation in the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme grows, ACI-NA applauds the significant steps airports are taking to be leaders in environmental stewardship,” said ACI-NA president and CEO Kevin 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 recognised 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.

Mike Ehl, Sea-Tac's director of aviation operations is pictured above on the right receiving the airport's carbon recertification certificate from ACI-NA president, Kevin Burke, and ACI World's director general, Angela Gittens.

Since ACI-NA joined the programme last Septenber, 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/Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, Honolulu International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport, and were recognised during a ceremony at the 2015 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, California.

DFW is also the first North American airport to achieve Level Three Optimisation 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.

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