For the second year in a row, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has achieved carbon neutrality. The airport is one of just a few in North America to receive the designation — here’s how they do it.
ABIA first achieved carbon neutrality last year, becoming the first-ever medium-sized North American airport to receive Level 3+ Accreditation from the Airports Council International - North America’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. (Click here to learn how they reached that goal.)
Just six other airports on the continent have achieved Level 3+.
In the past year, the airport has reduced emissions by:
- Generating 1.8 megawatts of solar energy on the airport’s campus
- Using 100% renewable energy in the Barbara Jordan Terminal
- Investing in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, a fuel made from waste oils + non-fossil CO2
- Donating unused food to Keep Austin Fed
- Achieving sustainability certifications for airport facilities
Learn more about ABIA’s environmental goals online here.