San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has just renewed at the second to highest level of CO2 management within Airport Carbon Accreditation! As a Level 3 accredited airport, they have implemented many cutting-edge measured to reduce CO2 emissions.
Some of the efforts SFO has engaged in to operate more sustainably while reducing its carbon footprint include:
• Achieving the world’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) facility at an airport with SFO’s Airfield Operations Facility, and holding all new construction to similarly high ZNE standards.
• Purchasing 100% carbon-free electricity from SFPUC’s Hetch Hetchy hydroelectric plant.
• Installing over 1.5 MW of solar capacity at buildings and parking facilities across the Airport.
• Providing air conditioning and electrical power for all parked aircraft, avoiding over 47,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and saving 4.9 million gallons of jet fuel annually.
• Eliminating nearly 220,000 annual bus trips by constructing the AirTrain, an all-electric train system to ferry passengers to the Rental Car Centre and soon, Long Term Parking.
• Driving the use of next-generation sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by convening a multi-sector working group and activating gateway projects to deliver alternative fuel to our airlines.
Congratulations on the successful renewal!