In 2016, the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation (DOA) developed a sustainability strategy focused on several key areas, including recycling, energy, noise, emissions and water. As a follow-up to this effort, in mid-2017 the DOA engaged C&S Companies and HMMH to assist the city in developing a strategic plan aimed at reducing energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the resiliency of their facilities, and assessing the opportunities for renewable energy. The ultimate objective of the project is to help the DOA realize financial savings, increase its operating efficiency and achieve infrastructure resiliency. The project will consider how the Division of Aviation can contribute to the City of Philadelphia’s overall energy and emissions reduction goals.
In Phase 1 of the project, HMMH assisted in reviewing prior studies including a comprehensive energy assessment, renewable energy feasibility studies, emissions inventories and past airport projects in order to develop a comprehensive baseline assessment for energy and emissions. HMMH also worked with C&S Companies to conduct stakeholder interviews with airport staff, tenants, consultants and other city departments to research existing and future initiatives as well as goals concerning energy use, renewable energy and emissions. Our firms planned and executed an Energy Workshop with airport and City of Philadelphia and developed a baseline energy and emission assessment.
Phase 2 will focus on expanded stakeholder engagement with airport tenants and airport staff to develop the energy, emissions and resiliency strategy, goals and objectives. As part of this second phase HMMH will conduct a solar and renewable energy feasibility study and assess other renewable energy opportunities.