Sustainability

Three-day conference focuses on sustainability

Filed in Events, News, Sustainability by on July 6, 2016
Three-day conference focuses on sustainability

Sustainability and asset management took center stage Wednesday, June 22 at the kickoff of the second annual International Sustainable Asset Management (ISAM) Conference. The three-day conference, hosted by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in partnership with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), serves as a platform for introducing best practices, showcasing new technologies, and offering […]

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Hartsfield-Jackson caps Sustainability Month with awards luncheon, Earth Day

Filed in Events, News, Sustainability by on April 22, 2016
Hartsfield-Jackson caps Sustainability Month with awards luncheon, Earth Day

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) honored eight local organizations and five Airport employees for their sustainable business practices at the second annual GreeningATL Excellence Awards luncheon Thursday. Nearly 300 Airport stakeholders gathered for the event, which along with the inaugural Passenger Earth Day Celebration capped a series of world-class activities to mark Sustainability Month. At […]

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Hartsfield-Jackson celebrates Black History Month, Women’s History Month

Filed in Events, News, Sustainability by on March 18, 2016
Hartsfield-Jackson celebrates Black History Month, Women’s History Month

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosted a series of informative – and inspirational – events as part of ATL’s annual commemoration of Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. The events, from lunches and lectures to panel discussions and photo exhibits, drew hundreds of people and highlighted the Airport’s role in championing […]

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

Filed in Sustainability by on November 16, 2015
The World’s Busiest Airport on Course to Become the Most Energy Efficient Airport

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 […]

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Airport takes Better Buildings Challenge award

Filed in Sustainability by on December 9, 2014
Airport takes Better Buildings Challenge award

For the second year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson has won a Top Performer award from the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge for its transition to energy-efficient LED lighting in the north and south domestic terminal parking decks. The award was announced Dec. 2 in a recognition ceremony at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. […]

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ATL to get greener with switch to compostable utensils, plates

Filed in Concessions, News, Sustainability by on October 12, 2014
ATL to get greener with switch to compostable utensils, plates

By this time next year, finding a Styrofoam cup at Hartsfield-Jackson should be nearly impossible. Under the Airport’s ambitious Sustainable Food Court Initiative, restaurant concessionaires are currently gearing up to meet their first target date: switching to compostable materials for such non-branded items like utensils, straws and napkins by Jan. 1. Over the months to […]

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Anti-microbial copper makes for safer water fountains

Filed in News, Sustainability by on April 3, 2014
Anti-microbial copper makes for safer water fountains

Researchers from Emory University recently gave a clean bill of health to Hartsfield-Jackson’s water fountains and water-bottle filling stations, confirming that the anti-microbial copper used in the fixtures has reduced surface bacteria by more than 80 percent. Over recent months, the Airport replaced or retrofitted all 104 of its water fountains throughout the Domestic Terminal […]

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ATL’s Sharon Douglas is runner-up in City Ideas competition

Filed in Employees, Sustainability by on March 12, 2014
ATL’s Sharon Douglas is runner-up in City Ideas competition

Sharon Douglas, Sustainability Manager for the DOA’s Asset Management and Sustainability Division, placed second in the recent City Ideas  competition, in which City of Atlanta employees proposed innovative ways for the city to save money, promote sustainability and increase efficiency. Douglas won a cash prize of $7,000 and, along with five other winners, was formally recognized […]

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ATL becomes nation’s first airport ecodistrict

Filed in Sustainability by on January 10, 2014
ATL becomes nation’s first airport ecodistrict

If Hartsfield-Jackson feels a little greener in recent months, it could be because, over the summer, ATL became the nation’s first airport ecodistrict. If the word “ecodistrict” seems unfamiliar, that’s understandable. There’s not an official, universally accepted, definition for the term just yet, explains Shelly Lamar, a DOA planning manager who oversees aspects of the […]

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