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67 Responses from open narrative questions are provided in this table. No. How does airport define “sustainability”? Please provide a copy of any mission or vision statement here. (RM-2) 1 Using and reusing items for future development. 2 (Airport) embraces four pillars (Customer & Community Value; Economic Sustainability; Operational Excellence; and Environmental Stewardship) equally to support its sustainable future. 3 SUSTAINABILITY: A holistic approach to managing an airport that ensures economic viability, operational efficiency, natural resource conservation, and social responsibility of the airport. SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES: 1. Minimize negative environmental impacts 2. Integrate sustainable practices into daily operations 3. Work with partners throughout the airport system 4. Implement sustainable design/construction practices 5. Maximize life of our assets 6. Engage with local community in positive manner 7. Provide a positive and safe working environment 8. Report on progress in meeting sustainability principles 4 At the crossroads of innovation and sustainability, [This] International Airport will strive to conserve our natural resources, operate efficiently, enhance our passenger experience, and serve as a vital asset to Southwest Ohio and beyond. 5 We are currently defining our mission as we speak. As we are conducting a sustainable master plan, we are currently inventorying our footprint. Once we know where we are, we can define our future. 6 Not applicable - airport does not currently have a detailed mission statement other than: The Airport Fund provides for the operation and capital improvement resources for Airport. The fund operates as an Enterprise Fund, as it is self-supporting. Airport is the regional commercial airport and provides facilities for general aviation, air cargo and the USDA Forest Service Air Center. 7 Goals & Objectives are 1. Energy Efficiency; 2. Economic Vitality; 3. Environmental Stewardship; 4. Partnerships 8 The mission of the Airport Authority is to preserve and improve Airport as an economically and socially sustainable facility from which to provide the best transportation service operations possible. This must be accomplished with financial responsibility and without sacrificing the utmost level of safety that has always been at the core of all airport operations and it must continue to promote economic development that is beneficial to the airport and the communities that it serves. 9 ACI EONS. “To sustain the heartbeat of the Mid-South by cherishing its resources to ensure City keeps flying high.”

68 10 Doing what makes sense for the environment. 11 A vibrant, forward-looking airport serving the aeronautical needs of our community, while contributing to the growth of the local economy and honoring the historic and natural heritage of the area. 12 Sustainability Vision (based on the EONS model): Provide a high standard for safety and customer satisfaction; Provide a high standard for Operational Efficiency; Provide an economically stable asset that contributes to the community; and Demonstrate environmental stewardship and community/social responsibility. 13 A holistic approach to protecting the people, planet, and prosperity. 14 Mission: Provide the region convenient commercial and general aviation access to the national air transportation system, operate the airport in a safe, efficient, sustainable, and fiscally responsible manner, and develop the airport to meet future needs. 15 Fresno is committed to continuing on the path to sustainability in the built environment by integrating sustainable principles into every project undertaken and procedure employed. 16 We define Sustainability as practical ways to reduce costs and impact on the environment without creating undue expenses. 17 Agency Wide: EONS. Individual mission statements: Stewart: • To develop the Airport into an efficient, economical, and sustainable gateway for (regional) travelers and cargo. • To develop the Airport into a vibrant regional airport that serves the needs of the residents and businesses in the region. • To develop the Airport so that it functions as an economic engine that promotes economic growth in the region in a sustainable manner. Airport (the Airport) is a critical general aviation and reliever airport for the airports system; Airport management is dedicated to integrating sustainability principles and practices into the Airport’s long-term business strategy and day-to-day operations. Building on its past achievements in sustainability, the Airport Authority will seek a holistic management approach to enhance: (1) the Airport’s operational efficiency, safety, and economic viability; (2) regional economic growth; (3) the conservation and conscientious use of natural resources; and (4) our social responsibilities to our local and regional communities. The Airport Authority will continue to support local, state, and regional efforts to improve sustainability and meet our mission for the Airport. 18 The Airport strives to provide an operationally safe and efficient airport that is financially sound, promotes economic growth in the region, and enhances environmental sustainability and social responsibility. 19 Per the Brundtland Commission of 1983: “...development that meets the needs of the present without

69 compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 20 Mission statement in progress, but sustainability is defined/applied across all business operations. 21 Sustainability refers to the mutually beneficial, life-supporting, and perpetual balance among economic, social, and environmental considerations and goals. It is a “basket” concept similar to justice or health that incorporates many ideas and approaches. 22 As an important gateway to the region, Airport is committed to a sustainable future by setting a high standard for customer satisfaction and security; maintaining a safe and efficient airport that meets the needs of the (region); and demonstrating environmental stewardship and community/social responsibility. 23 One of our core values states “Sustainable with an inherent sense of ‘Place’”—Our mission statement reads “The Airport commits to be a premier New England Airport. We will provide a convenient safe and environmentally conscious gateway that exceeds out travelers expectations while reflecting the essence of the (state) experience.” No. List of no and low-cost initiatives successfully implemented at airport? (EONS-1) 1 Tracking resource consumption 2 Optimization of Energy Management Systems 3 Pavement reuse (3 responses); Use of TRB’s PaLATE pavement model on project saved $1.5M 4 Battery Recycling—Free disposal 5 Timers for pre-heating equipment and aircraft for 30 aircraft fleet 6 Implementation of cost centers 7 Lighting upgrades (8 responses) 8 Install liquid drain stations at passenger security checkpoint 9 Lowered hot water temperatures 10 Replaced incandescent bulbs with LEDs on hangar to reduce power consumption and staff time changing bulbs 11 Recycling program (4 responses) 12 Bio Solids from local wastewater plant for property that is farmed under license agreement. The

70 airport receives revenue from the wastewater utility and the farmer/tenant receives free fertilizer. The utility saves on transportation costs associated with taking it to the landfill. Also, reduced emissions as the distance to the airport is a fraction when compared with the distance to landfill. The solid waste utility scores also as it helps with its efforts to meet/sustain diversion rules. 13 Photovoltaic System (2 responses) 14 Once completed, reduction of fuel and carbon footprint when airport circulatory roadway system is revised 15 Waste Audit (2 responses) 16 Recycling Construction waste materials 17 Adding trees to a parking lot expansion project 18 135 kW Solar System 19 Utilize conference calls 20 Restaurant food composting 21 Fly Quiet program 22 3rd Party solar (with utility incentives) 23 Comingled Recycling—Free Tipping Fee 24 Adjusted set point for heating and cooling 25 Dredged seaplane base to maintain water depths and floatplane access to the airport and aircraft maintenance shops 26 New taxiway high speed turnoffs reduces taxiing time, thus reducing fuel burn 27 Anti-idling training for vehicles 28 Vehicle charging stations 29 Encourage the use of Single Engine Aircraft Taxi 30 Single stream recycling 31 We have not introduced any no or low cost initiatives. All of our attempts have had financial

71 impacts with an ROI of below three years 32 Commute solutions 33 Nature Park Partnership 34 Various energy retrofits 35 Daylight controls 36 Replaced 30 sodium vapor street lights with LED to reduce power costs 37 Integrating sustainable/green principles into projects during design development 38 Automated aircraft releases 39 HVAC temperature control space management 40 Electric GSE 41 Construction Sustainability checklist

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