DFW Airport wins 2017 Climate Leadership Award

From the EPA:

Organizational Leadership Award

Recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify extraordinary leadership in their internal response to climate change, and engagement of their peers, partners, and supply chain.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is one of the most frequently visited airports in the world, offering nearly 1,850 flights daily and serving more than 65 million passengers a year. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW is one of the highest capacity commercial airports worldwide, and is one of the primary economic engines for North Texas. 

DFW is receiving a Climate Leadership Award for Organizational Leadership. Highlights from its recent efforts include:

  • DFW’s Sustainability Management Plan prioritizes energy efficiency and GHG reduction. DFW included GHG emissions per passenger as a Key Performance Indicator in its FY2016-2020 Strategic Plan, with a goal to reduce the kilogram per passenger of carbon from 2.88 to 2.45 between 2015 and 2020 (15 percent reduction/3 percent annual). DFW is dedicated to offsetting its Scope 1 and business travel emissions with certified offsets.
  • DFW increased its contracted renewable energy purchases from 10 percent to 40 percent since 2006 and now purchases enough renewable energy credits (RECs) to account for 100 percent of its energy use. The Airport also generates green power from an on-site solar energy system. 
  • The Airport has integrated cleaner vehicles into its fleet. DFW utilizes compressed natural gas in its bus fleet operations, with multiple fueling stations for airport fleets and the surrounding community. DFW also uses hybrid-electric fleet vehicles and has provided electrical charging infrastructure to support ground support equipment operations and passenger vehicles.
  • The Airport engages with tenants and key business partner stakeholders on the principles and benefits of reducing emissions. It partners with regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations, and other stakeholders to develop solutions to air quality challenges. 

DFW was previously recognized with a Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate) in 2016. 

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