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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 airports 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 implementation of their energy reduction initiatives. They are the first North American airport to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification for Environmental Management.
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.