ACRP Guidebook for Developing a Zero- or Low-Emissions Roadmap at Airports

The ACRP Guidebook for Developing a Zero- or Low-Emissions Roadmap at Airports provides airports with information and guidance to develop a roadmap to achieve zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The research involved the creation of a strategy for airports to develop their own airport-specific zero emissions roadmap from beginning to end, focusing on airport owned and controlled GHGs (referred to as Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions in accordance with the World Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol). Emissions from other sources such as airlines, tenants, and passengers that can be influenced by airports are discussed as well.

The Guidebook contains information for airports to develop a custom zero or low emissions roadmap, including guidance on how to make the business case to airport management and finance professionals. The Guidebook includes effective stakeholder engagement strategies, outlines necessary steps for setting goals, identifying baselines and selecting key metrics. It discusses different emissions reduction strategies and how to prioritize them, and finally it includes a process for monitoring progress, conducting ongoing outreach, and reporting results.

HMMH’s role on this project was as a subject matter expert and subconsultant to the Principal Investigator. HMMH provided input into the roadmap development, including identification of existing resources, information on airport operations and zero and low emissions initiatives, case studies, and stakeholder outreach. HMMH is also a member of the pilot implementation project team for the Zero Emissions Roadmap Guidebook, which is currently ongoing.

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