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Airports Going Green

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Airports around the world serve an average of about 40 million passengers yearly with exponentially growing passenger traffic. With the increase in demand for customer services provided by Airports, such as restaurants and retail vendors, the determination of environmental impact of these services and mitigation of that impact is important for financial and environmental sustainability practices. Locally Airports such as the San Diego International Airport, under the management of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, utilize the launching of programs such as The Green Concessions Program? to improve environmental leadership. The Green Concessions Program focuses on water, energy, pollution, and waste diversion throughout the LEED certified Green Build terminal retail, food, and beverage establishments. With an approximate 20% of concessions certified in the Summer of 2017, data providing details of what green practices were already being utilized versus ones implemented by The Green Concessions program are discussed along with other challenges encountered. These studies will encourage other Airports throughout the world incentives to partake in sustainability through similar practices or programs, leading to more efficient and greener services, with a decreased impact on the environment.

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Airports Going Green

Airports around the world serve an average of about 40 million passengers yearly with exponentially growing passenger traffic. With the increase in demand for customer services provided by Airports, such as restaurants and retail vendors, the determination of environmental impact of these services and mitigation of that impact is important for financial and environmental sustainability practices. Locally Airports such as the San Diego International Airport, under the management of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, utilize the launching of programs such as The Green Concessions Program? to improve environmental leadership. The Green Concessions Program focuses on water, energy, pollution, and waste diversion throughout the LEED certified Green Build terminal retail, food, and beverage establishments. With an approximate 20% of concessions certified in the Summer of 2017, data providing details of what green practices were already being utilized versus ones implemented by The Green Concessions program are discussed along with other challenges encountered. These studies will encourage other Airports throughout the world incentives to partake in sustainability through similar practices or programs, leading to more efficient and greener services, with a decreased impact on the environment.

 

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