Energy and Emission Reduction Strategies: Better Business
Airport sponsors are increasingly preparing for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions legislation and regulation. Numerous states have taken action to address GHG emissions, with some mandating specific reduction targets. Such actions—along with the possibility of federal legislation—are likely to result in downstream costs for airport sponsors.
Early preparation and planning for GHG legislation can reduce regulatory risks and provide insight into the fiscal impacts of achieving GHG emissions reductions. One challenge airport sponsors face is the identification and prioritization of projects that should be accelerated based on their energy and GHG benefits.
A systematic and strategic approach to energy and GHG emissions planning can reduce both airport and tenant operating costs. Airport sponsors are discovering that understanding the energy and GHG pro le of their facilities can provide immediate benefits through the identification of low-cost opportunities to reduce energy consumption.