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ACRP 02-10 [Final]

Practical Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies for Airports

  Project Data
Funds: $500,000
Research Agency: CDM
Principal Investigator: Kristin Lemaster
Effective Date: 7/9/2009
Completion Date: 6/9/2011

There is increasing concern over aviation’s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and associated environmental impacts affecting airports and the aviation industry. As environmental pressures continue to increase nationwide, it is imperative that airports take every opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint.

Research is needed to assist airports, in cooperation with airlines and airport tenants, in reducing their GHG emissions by identifying practical, low-cost solutions that will assist them in better serving their passengers, customers, and host communities. By fostering the exchange of ideas and experiences through the development of a handbook and other tools that identify and evaluate best practices, airports can voluntarily commence implementation of such practices.

The objective of this research is to develop a handbook and supporting application(s) that can assist airports in indentifying, evaluating, and implementing practical, low-cost strategies to reduce and manage GHG emissions. The supporting application(s) should include an interactive companion application and a presentation that can be used by airports to educate and inform stakeholders. The handbook and supporting application(s) should address a range of strategies that can be implemented by all types of airports either directly or in partnership with airport stakeholders, including airlines, airport tenants, and host communities.

Status: Report 56 has been completed. Background on the research can be found in the contractor's final report.

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