San Antonio Worldwide Airport (SAT) has renewed its Degree 1 accreditation for Carbon Mapping and Stinson Municipal Airport achieved Degree 1 standing for the primary time in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.
“By means of teamwork, we efficiently achieved this objective,” stated San Antonio Worldwide Airport’s noise abatement and particular tasks supervisor, Joshua Heiss.
“Airport Carbon Accreditation assesses and verifies the efforts that airports are making to cut back greenhouse fuel emissions. Final yr, SAT efficiently first achieved Degree 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) for the primary time. Stinson additionally reached the identical objective and that’s very encouraging.”
The San Antonio Airport System (SAAS) notes that it’s aligning itself with the Metropolis’s SA Local weather Prepared targets from these previous actions:
- In October 2019, the Metropolis of San Antonio launched the SA Local weather Prepared plan to satisfy the current and future challenges of a altering local weather and to construct on motion towards a low-carbon future.
- SA Local weather Prepared contains methods for adaptation and preparation for a altering local weather, together with mitigation methods, to cut back San Antonio’s GHG emissions.
- The Metropolis of San Antonio set a objective to make San Antonio carbon impartial by 2050, with interim targets of 41% discount in complete GHG emissions by 2030 and 71% by 2040.
- SA Local weather Prepared set interim targets to cut back transportation emissions by 47% by 2030 and 75% by 2040.
SAAS stays that the ACA programme helps the Aviation Division cleared the path in sustainability efforts and reaching the targets set within the SA Local weather Prepared Plan.
SAT and Stinson Municipal Airport at the moment are a part of 28 accredited airports throughout the North America which can be at Degree 1 mapping (representing 11% of North American Site visitors).
The ACA Carbon Mapping programme contains 6 ranges of carbon administration that cowl mapping carbon emission sources, monitoring reductions, optimization, carbon neutrality, transformation and transition.
The following objective for the SAAS is to pursue Degree 2 certification earlier than October 1, 2023. With stage 2 certification airport employees and consultants will develop a plan to handle San Antonio Airport System’s carbon emissions and begin to present emission reductions.