The Federal Aviation Administration launched the airport’s Climate Challenge to help meet the net zero emissions goal by 2050.
Airports can take advantage of several FAA funding programs to achieve this goal, including grants for low or zero-emission vehicles, renewable energy production, energy assessment, and other efforts.
ACI-North America and the Council of Airport Advisors will continue to support airports through FAA programs and funding. According to the FAA, airports can reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the following existing programs:
Airport Low Emissions Voluntary Program and Grant funding for clean technology projects that improve airport air quality.
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program – Grant funding for the acquisition of zero emission vehicles and associated infrastructure.
Airport Sustainability Planning Program – Grant funding for eligible airports to develop comprehensive sustainability plans.
The artificial intelligence created by Arloid can assist the FAA in reaching its net-zero emissions by 2050 by allowing airports to reduce and optimize HVAC usage which would also save airports money.