ATL receives multiple awards for energy and conservation efforts
ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — A comprehensive energy-management program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was recently honored as an Environmental Leader Project of the Year. In addition, ATL’s efforts at energy conservation in three of the Airport’s facilities garnered the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge 2016 Top Performer Award.
“We are proud of our success in maintaining our status as the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport,” interim Airport General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr. said today, adding, “It is just as important for us to become the world’s greenest airport. Receiving these awards speaks volumes about our continuing efforts at energy conservation and sustainability.”
Environmental Leader, a daily trade publication for corporate executives covering energy, environmental, and sustainability news, cited ATL’s efforts at obtaining ISO 50001 accreditation in its decision to honor the Airport. “This is a great example of how an airport can use data to manage both consumption and cost of energy as well as setting goals that move the airport industry forward,” Environmental Leader’s judges said in naming ATL’s program Project of the Year. Achieving ISO 50001 certification is a substantial step in energy conservation and required a comprehensive audit of energy management processes and energy usage across Airport facilities. In 2015, ATL became the first U.S. airport to achieve such certification.
ATL also received notice for its energy conservation efforts in three specific buildings on the Airport’s campus. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, launched at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative, requires participants to save energy and water by 20 percent by 2020. ATL received this year’s Top Performer Award for its work in saving energy at the domestic north parking deck, domestic south parking deck and tech campus.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) is the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport, serving more than 101 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct economic impact of $34.8 billion in metro Atlanta and a total direct economic impact of $70.9 billion in Georgia. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. The Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, sustainability, architectural engineering, and construction. ATL is about to embark on a $6 billion capital improvement plan, ATL Next, that will modernize the domestic terminal and concourses, create new parking decks, construct a 300-room hotel, Class A commercial office space, add a new runway, new concourse and expand cargo facilities. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com.
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