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Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts (2019)

Chapter: Appendix B - Industry Survey Form

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Industry Survey Form." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25609.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Industry Survey Form." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25609.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Industry Survey Form." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25609.
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103 A P P E N D I X B Industry Survey Form Industry Survey Airport Cooperative Research Program Synthesis Report 1. Please identify the designated FAA classification (size) of your airport: (Select one option) Large Medium Small Nonhub Other (Please specify) 2. Does your airport have a staff member (or members) specifically assigned to the task of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and/or carbon emissions? (Select one option) Yes (go to Question 3) No (go to Question 4) 3. If yes, are you that staff member? (Select one option) Yes No 4. Has your airport ever completed a Climate Action Plan, or has it participated in a larger Climate Action Plan for your municipality or state? (Select one option) Yes (go to Question 5) No (go to Question 6) 5. If yes, when was this Climate Action Plan completed? (Select one option) More than 10 years ago Between 5 and 10 years ago Within the past 5 years Currently preparing a plan 6. Has your airport ever completed a Greenhouse Gas Inventory? (Select one option) Yes (go to Question 7) No (go to Question 8) 7. If yes, when was this Greenhouse Gas Inventory completed? (Select one option) More than 10 years ago Between 5 and 10 years ago Within the past 5 years Currently preparing a plan

104 Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts Institutional or internal organization barriers Tenant or external stakeholder barriers Other (Please specify) 10. If yes, were any of these initiatives put into place in the past 6 years, since 2012? (Select one option) Yes (go to Question 11) No (go to Question 12) 11. With regard (only) to greenhouse gas reduction initiatives implemented at your airport since 2012, please identify the top three drivers behind the implementation of those initiatives: [Please rank exactly 3 option(s).] Climate Protection Cost Reduction General Sustainability Industry Leadership Local Air Quality Market Advantage Public Relations Regulatory Concerns 12. Which of any greenhouse gas reduction initiatives implemented at your airport since 2012 do you feel to be the most effective? Please name and briefly describe the initiative: 13. Regarding the greenhouse gas reduction initiative named above: How would you rate its ease of implementation, on a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being very little or no difficulty, and 5 being the most difficulty possible)? (Select one option) 1 2 3 4 5 14. Regarding this same greenhouse gas reduction initiative, please check any of the following items that apply: This initiative requires cooperation among internal airport management departments This initiative requires cooperation with partners outside of airport management This initiative received dedicated funding from a government source or a private organization This initiative is part of a larger plan, such as an airport/city Climate Action Plan This initiative provides measurable results, such as a reduction in electricity use This initiative provides measurable cost savings to the airport This initiative has resulted in increased marketability and/or positive public relations 8. Has your airport ever implemented initiatives and/or practices that reduce your airport's greenhouse gas emissions? (Select one option) Yes (go to Question 10) No (go to Question 9) 9. If not, please indicate which, if any, of the following are true: Lack of financial resources for such initiatives Lack of human resources for such initiatives Lack of information or technical support

Industry Survey Form 105 17. Please select the type of information that would be most helpful in planning for future greenhouse gas reduction initiatives (please select only one): Technical information Regulatory information Funding information Other (Please specify) 18. Has your airport undertaken any greenhouse gas reduction initiatives that you would consider ineffective? If so, please briefly describe why you feel it was ineffective: 19. If you have additional thoughts or comments regarding any lessons learned in the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction initiatives at your airport, please comment here: 20. For internal data collection purposes only, please provide the name of your airport and its location: Airport: _________________ City: ___________________ State: __________________ 21. If you would like to be acknowledged for sharing information with the ACRP and the broader airport community, please provide your approval to allow written acknowledgement in the final report: Lessons Learned from Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts (expected publication: summer 2019). Title: ___________________ (optional) Name: __________________ (optional) Email: __________________ (optional) Address: ________________ (optional) 15. Do you anticipate your airport will prioritize greenhouse gas reduction initiatives in the next 5 years? (Select one option) Yes No 16. If yes, please rate the likely level of priority for new greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest priority and 5 being the highest): (Select one option) 1 2 3 4 5

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Airports in the United States are responding to the demand for increased air travel with sustainable development that incorporates more energy-efficient and lower-emission technologies. Funding for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-reducing technologies, such as electrification, alternative fuels, and renewable energy, has also become more accessible as technologies are proven to be safe, reliable, and cost-effective.

Newer strategies and programs to reduce GHG emissions reach beyond airport operations to incorporate the traveling public. These are among the findings in the TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Synthesis 100: Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts. The report assesses (1) the state of practice of GHG emissions reduction initiatives at airports, and (2) the lessons learned to support the successful implementation of future GHG reduction projects.

The report also finds that large airports are taking the lead in moving beyond reduction strategies for their own emissions and tackling those produced by tenants and the traveling public by supporting the use of alternative fuels and directing passengers to airport carbon offset platforms.

It is clear that airports regard energy-efficiency measures to be the most effective practice to reducing GHG emissions. Smaller airports, in particular, are adopting new technologies associated with more efficient heating and cooling infrastructure and lighting systems because they decrease energy consumption and make economic sense. GHG reduction projects are being implemented by different types of airports across the industry because of the cost savings and the environmental benefits of the new technology.

Airports are actively benchmarking emission-reduction progress in comparison with similar efforts at airports around the world by using frameworks employed by the industry globally, such as the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program and the airport carbon emissions reporting tool (ACERT), to measure their GHG emissions.

Innovative approaches are allowing airports to address rapidly changing consumer behaviors, like those presented in recent years by transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft. These policy-based solutions offer the potential for wider adoption as they enable airports to act without significant capital expenditures.

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