Sustainability Website Ownership and Operation

An interactive sustainability website has been developed through a research project, and expressions of interest are being sought from organizations that can own and operate the website moving forward. The website includes more than 900 sustainability practices; education modules; a personal workspace to save unique sustainability plans; and opportunities for users to connect, contribute information, and share their experiences. The research project was undertaken by the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), which is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Although the website was originally designed for airports, the information it contains is applicable across all industries (about 80 percent of the sustainability practices are not airport-specific). The website is called the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA) and is accessible at the following link: http://www.airportsustainability.org. Ownership and operation of the SAGA website would provide the potential owner with the opportunity to manage a sustainability tool that could enhance academic institutional offerings, support sustainability rating system development, increase knowledge and awareness of sustainability principles and practices, and contribute to furthering sustainability planning and implementation. The website is designed to support all levels of sustainability achievement, whether an organization is just starting to think about sustainability or already has an established program. The educational modules help users define sustainability, explore methods to plan and measure sustainability, and learn about stakeholder engagement. The SAGA website provides information for all types of users and includes practices in energy, climate, engagement and leadership, human well-being, water, waste, economic performance, design, and materials. After the website was developed, a successful year-long beta test was conducted by making it available to airport industry practitioners. During the beta test, the site received more than 31,000 visits; 123 registered users; and several contributions of information in the form of new practices, technical information for existing practices (e.g., cost, payback period, social benefits), case studies, documents, and comments. In addition, the resources available on the website, such as lists of key performance indicators and metrics, templates for action and monitoring plans, a catalog of potential stakeholders, and a library of user-added documents, were downloaded over 1,300 times. Feedback from the beta test will continue to be incorporated into the website during the search for the next owner and operator.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    02-30A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Start Date: 20160408
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40740

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595757
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 02-30A
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2016 1:00AM