Sustainability

Sustainability in energy and the environment

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority manages energy and environmental resources associated with development and daily aviation activities at John Glenn Columbus International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports. Because our airports are community assets valued by many stakeholders, we seek to promote environmentally, economically and socially responsible practices that meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow.

Collaboration, energy performance, compliance and conservation are at the core of our strategic endeavors. More detailed activities surrounding these elements are summarized below. These elements will also be key components driving energy and environment planning of John Glenn International's new terminal development, which kicks off in 2018 with construction of a new consolidated rental car facility.

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Collaboration

Sustainable airport operations are a team effort. We collaborate with airport users, community leaders and regulatory agencies while deploying the most effective energy and environment programs. Productive relationships with people in and around our airports help us connect Ohio to the world.

Energy Performance

We continually pursue energy conservation, efficiency and innovation as we power the facilities that carry people and cargo where they need to go. We reduce electricity, natural gas and other sources of energy wherever possible, making sure to be efficient with the precious sources of energy that drive us forward.

Compliance

Compliant airport operations are a core mission for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. We inspect, record and maintain environmental aspects hundreds of times every year. We apply continuous improvement principles to ensure we do things well today, and even better tomorrow.

Conservation

We are focused on protection and conservation of resources as we operate and maintain our facilities. Managing wetlands and streams, recycling and reducing waste, planning compatible land use . . . these are all examples of conservation and stewardship of the resources around us.

Energy & environment project portfolio

Check out our recent energy and environmental successes.

 

John Glenn International development news

Read about opportunities involving John Glenn International’s midfield development program, including a future terminal, a new rental car facility and related construction projects.