At 80% reduction in carbon emissions and counting, Austin’s airport will spread renewable electric power beyond buildings. The terminal of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport began using the 100% renewable electric power of Austin Energy’s GreenChoice three years ago. This reduced carbon emissions from the airport by 80%.
Now that same green energy will spread to vehicles on the airfield. The airline tugs that pull luggage carts and load bags will convert from diesel to electric. These electric vehicles will charge by plugging into the terminal’s existing supply of GreenChoice electricity. This continues the Green history the airport from its start as a recycled Air Force base to a newly opened LEED Silver certified building.
Find more “Green Gems” of the airport at our Web site.
Our Office advances local sustainability strategies and climate action across the City government and within the Austin community. Some of our programs and projects include:
• Sustainability Action Agenda – a framework used to track and report on the tangible benefits achieved through City-wide sustainability initiatives.
• Climate Protection Program – working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at both the municipal and community-wide level, as well as support climate resilience strategies.
• Austin Green Business Leaders Program – giving local businesses tools and resources to save money, expand market share, protect the environment, and support the local community.