Dallas Love Field Earns Level Two Carbon Accreditation
Airports Council International and Airport Carbon Accreditation recently recognized Dallas Love Field with level two (reduction) carbon accreditation for taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint.
Love Field earned level one (mapping) accreditation a year ago after developing a Department of Aviation-wide policy statement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and completing a verified carbon footprint for 2015.
In its promotion to level two accreditation, Love Field showed a reduction in carbon emissions in 2017 related to its average carbon emissions in 2015 and 2016. The airport also developed a carbon management plan, a requirement for level two accreditation.
“I am proud of the entire Aviation team, especially our Environmental group for reaching this accreditation,” Department of Aviation Director Mark Duebner said. “Reducing our carbon footprint is a pillar of the airport’s continued success, so this is a substantial achievement.
Airport Carbon Accreditation is the only institutionally-endorsed, carbon management certification standard for airports. Airport Carbon Accreditation has four levels of carbon reduction – mapping, reduction, optimization, and neutrality.
Love Field had 7.8 million enplaned passengers in 2017 and is expected to surpass the 8 million mark in 2018. With passenger growth continuing, Love Field is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent per enplaned passenger below 2015 levels by 2025.