Practical Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies for Airports

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 identifying, 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.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 2-10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:


  • Principal Investigators:

    Lemaster, Kristin

  • Start Date: 20090709
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110609
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18703

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462521
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 2-10
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:05PM