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DFW is first North American carbon-neutral airport

Posted Nov. 14, 2016

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is one of the most frequently-visited superhub airports in the world. This is the international area of Terminal D.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport became the first airport in North America to achieve carbon-neutral status, one of only 23 airports worldwide to achieve the distinction.

Carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon dioxide emissions over an entire year is zero, meaning the airport absorbs or offsets the same amount of carbon dioxide as it produces.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation Program upgraded DFW Airport to Level 3+ Neutrality, which is the highest level of environmental achievement available to airports. The recognition culminates nearly two decades of sustainability efforts by DFW Airport to reduce its own emissions and carbon footprint and contribute to the regional effort to clean the air in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“This major achievement demonstrates DFW Airport’s commitment to serving our community and our world with a comprehensive, holistic approach to sustainability,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “Our team has made major strides in reducing DFW’s carbon footprint by how we manage precious resources such as energy and water, and how the airport manages vehicle fuels, emissions, waste, recycling and our land.”

Since 2010, DFW has achieved 29 percent reduction in carbon emissions on a per-passenger basis as well as an overall 38 percent reduction in energy costs, even while total passengers increased by 15 percent over the same period.

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