The World’s Busiest Airport on Course to Become the Most Energy Efficient Airport

Filed in Sustainability by on November 16, 2015

Energy management is more than simply turning off the lights when you leave a room.

As part of the mission to become the world’s greenest airport, the Department of Aviation Asset Management and Sustainability (AMS) division is leading a comprehensive approach toward making ATL the first U.S. airport to develop an internationally recognized energy management system.

LED airfield lighting is just one of ATL's strategies for saving energy

LED airfield lighting is just one
of ATL’s strategies for saving energy

ATL is seeking International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 Energy Management System certification. This standard spells out the requirements necessary for establishing an Airport-wide energy management system.

Specifically, the ISO 50001 standard provides a framework for ATL to:

  • Develop a policy for more efficient energy use
  • Establish targets and objectives to meet the policy
  • Use data to understand and make energy use decisions
  • Measure results and review the policy’s effectiveness
  • Continually improve energy management at Hartsfield-Jackson

A team lead by AECOM that consisted of key members from Georgia Tech’s GA Tech Energy and Sustainability Services group which is part of the school’s Enterprise Innovation Institute assisted ATL with the design and implementation of the energy management system.

ATL Energy Management Policy

ATL Energy Management Policy

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