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 Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado, Connected with the Planet   

 El Dorado has worked tirelessly to create a plan with action pillars based on connections to communities and the planet. El Dorado is recognized as the first airport certified by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC) to use 100% renewable energy, sourced from the roof installations and other projects. ICONTEC has also designated El Dorado a Platinum Member after its fourth Zero Waste certification. El Dorado supports neighboring communities through uniquely rewarding initiatives. "Plastic for Smiles" was a project that recycled 4 tons of plastic into the construction of 3 playgrounds. El Dorado also installed a system of 12 solar panels in the General Santander school in Engativá and installed 5 rainwater recycling systems, so that neighboring communities can use captured rainwater for floor cleaning, irrigation, flushing, and animal feed. In 2022, El Dorado granted 548 English and robotics scholarships to strengthen the technical skills and competencies of kids from district schools.​​


 Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Trial, Van Nuys Airport/Los Angeles World Airports   

 Van Nuys is the first general aviation airport in the United States to offer Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel, and serves as a model for other airpo​rts looking to adopt a safe and viable alternative to traditional Jet Fuel. Van Nuys Airport is also one of the few general aviation airports in the world to achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 2. ​




 Swedavia Airports, Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Fly Green Fund 

Since 2016, with a substantial push towards the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Swedavia fully supports its own business air travel with SAF. They are the first organization to use 100% SAF for business travel.​



 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Corporate Responsibility Program​​  

Schiphol's Corporate Responsibility Program focuses on conducting business with respect for people, the environment and surrounding area. The airport keeps its surrounding community feeling involved and affiliated with the airport, keeping a balance between people, planet and profit.

 Incheon International Airport Energy, Energy Management and Conservation System 

With Incheon International Airports' focus towards becoming a Green Airport, they established a four-part energy management and conservation system. These included the implementation of a green management system, efficient energy conservation, energy independence, and carbon neutrality.



 Montreal - Trudeau Airport, High Efficiency HVAC and Energy Efficiency Measures 

The airport authority Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) has implemented a variety of energy-saving measures at Montreal-Trudeau Airport that have resulted in a notable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. ADM was the first North American airport authority to begin selling carbon credits, showcasing their success at combining energy conservation and profitability.​



 Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Waste Management and Recycling  

Abu Dhabi Airports Company has proactively and voluntarily taken considerable steps towards becoming an airport with best practices in green initiatives. As of 2011, their recycling rate was 22%, with a target to reach a recycling rate of 45% by 2015 through a continued focus on their environmental waste management strategy.​

 Toronto Pearson International Airport, Energy Management Program 

Toronto advocates energy reduction and management as a part of their GHG Policy goal to reduce their emissions 20% by 2020. Since 2004, they have seen $16 million in traceable electricity savings thanks to the imple​mentation of their energy reduction initiatives. They are the first North American airport to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification for Environmental Management.​



 Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, New LEED Registered Terminal 

Upon its development, this was the first airport terminal project in Canada to go through the LEED registration process. The terminal design had sustainability in mind from its beginnings. A diverse project committee was put together to review the costs and benefits of 36 potential technologies/strategies for the terminal design. Those chosen were incorporated into the design to reduce the terminal's environmental impact included a high-performance building envelope, high-efficiency lighting and mechanical systems, and large roof overhangs to reduce solar gain. ​

​​ ​Source: Award Nomination Submittals​​​​