Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S02-14. Airport Sustainability Practices

Airport environmental managers continue to request information on how other airports are reducing operational costs while increasing sustainability. Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 10, Airport Sustainability Practices, reported on the range of sustainability practices that airports can undertake. ACRP Synthesis 53, Outcomes of Green Initiatives: Large Airport Experience, updated and augmented information detailed description of drivers and outcomes of green initiatives, including data to evaluate their effectiveness. The objective of this synthesis is to additionally update and augment published ACRP Report 10 and Report 53 with detailed information on airport sustainability practices related to energy conservation and efficiency that are currently not compiled. The audience for the synthesis would be airport sustainability and environmental specialists as well as maintenance, operations, planners, designers, asset managers, procurement, legal, and other staff. The research for the study would include a review existing documentation on sustainability practices, interview airport staff willing to submit detailed sustainability practice information that is not currently compiled, and a report describing at least 10-12 new and proven airport sustainability practices, including drivers, outcomes, and evaluation techniques. Information would be collected in a manner that would parallel previous efforts and could be shared with and used by a wide range of airports in their efforts to reduce cost and increase sustainability. This project has the additional benefit of providing information to populate the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance database.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03,Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Start Date: 20150501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161221
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37521

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  • Accession Number: 01543365
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03,Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 13 2014 1:01AM