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Austin’s airport achieves second year of carbon neutrality

Only six other airports in North America have reached the same designation.

A control tower at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

ABIA achieved carbon neutrality through investing in solar power, sustainable fuel, and green building certification.

Photo by @atx.spotter

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.

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