HMMH was responsible for renewable and alternative energy planning in support of the development of a Sustainability Management Plan for Logan International Airport (BOS), which is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). This Plan consolidated Massport’s sustainability initiatives at BOS, and serves as a model for similar efforts at other Massport-owned and -operated facilities.
HMMH evaluated baseline information for existing and operating renewable energy installations, including the solar photovoltaic (PV) “trees” on top of the Terminal B and Economy Parking Garages, the solar PV facility on the roof of Terminal A, and the micro wind turbines on the Massport Office Administrative Building. Solar PV is also being erected on the BOS consolidated rental car facility. Massport has recently explored the potential for demonstrating a utility-scale wind turbine and other renewable energy technologies and their experience associated with those projects was be incorporated. In the area of alternative fuels, HMMH looked at the recent construction of the Green Bus Depot and use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid diesel vehicles. HMMH assessed technical and financial opportunities available to Massport to further expand its program, including financing analysis and a prioritization matrix for future renewable energy opportunities that would improve redundancy and resiliency of electrical supply during unforeseen extraordinary events.