Developing A Renewable Resource Strategy at Airports

The renewable energy industry has matured in recent years, which has driven down the cost of renewable energy products and proven the effectiveness of related technologies. All types of organizations, including airports, are consuming renewable energy to achieve economic, risk-management, and sustainability objectives. More airports are embarking on sustainability master plans with funding support from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to advance future airport planning that targets both economic and environmental objectives. Yet renewable energy planning has not been a meaningful part of these activities to date, despite being the only concrete measure available to achieve a carbon-free future. Specific and direct guidance is needed to help airports develop an effective renewable energy strategy. The objective of this research is to prepare guidance to help airports develop a renewable energy strategy. The guidance should help airports identify opportunities to apply renewable technologies; review renewable energy choices are made (i.e., developing their own facilities, partnering with private companies in project development, or contracting to procure renewable energy from off-site sellers). It should also summarize funding mechanisms such as FAA grants, rebates, incentives, and third-party agreements; and include regional considerations with regard to the availability and cost of renewable energy relative to traditional energy options.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

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

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Start Date: 20150731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40173

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572147
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 02-72
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM