Air Quality & Climate Change
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Goal 1

Reduce criteria air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions to improve public health and reduce environmental impact.

15,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases to be reduced annually
25% per passenger reduction in greenhouse gasses since 2015
75% of airport fleet vehicles powered by alternative fuel

Aircraft Taxi Time Reduction

  • The new SLC airport layout enables reduced taxi times and idling.
  • This leads to a reduction of 15,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) annually.
  • 15,000 metric tons of GHG is equivalent to removing 3,000 vehicles from the road annually.

Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA)

  • ACA is a global carbon management program, specifically for airports.
  • The airport will achieve Level 3 this year in an effort to reduce all GHG emissions.
  • The airport has reduced GHG emissions by 25% per passenger since becoming a member of the ACA in 2015.

Alternative Fuels

  • The airport’s compressed natural gas fleet program began in 1992.
  • The airport’s fleet is 75% alternatively fueled and the CNG bus fleet drove over 460,000 miles in 2019.
  • The airport has added six new electric vehicles to its fleet and currently operates 56 CNG shuttle operations.
  • Over 900,000 people rode TRAX from the airport stop in 2019.
Energy Usage
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Goal 2

Reduce the total energy use and demand of the airport and increase renewable energy generation on airport property.

339 Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) vehicles in operation
20% reduction in overall electricity usage
164 Electric Vehicle charging points

Electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE)

  • 339 Electric Ground Support Equipment vehicles in operation.
  • This leads to a reduction of 4,000 metrics tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) annually.
  • Equivalent to removing 900 vehicles from the road annually.
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Airfield and Facility Lighting

  • 100% of runways and 20% of taxiways are now powered by LED lighting resulting in a 20% reduction in electricity use.
  • The airport will convert 20 of 22 airport support facilities to LED lighting by June of 2021.
  • Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) lighting incentives ranging from $28 to $35,000.
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Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure

  • The airport has 164 electric vehicle charging points with 123 accessible to the public.
  • This equates to 24,000 hours (1,000 days) of charging, 105,000 kWh of electricity and 45 metric tons of GHG saved.
  • The airport is creating an implementation plan to install EV charging stations in relation to EV sales projections for the state of Utah.
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Renewable Energy

  • The airport, Salt Lake City and RMP are working towards 50% renewable electricity for all municipal operations by 2022.
  • Fire Station 11 and 12 both have solar roof installation and are powered 100% and 80% respectively.
Recycling & Material Management
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Goal 3

Reduce waste generation and increase diversion from landfills.

300k tons of waste recycled or reused
110% increase in tons of recycling collected
95% waste diversion rate
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Terminal Recycling

  • Purchased new recycling lids aimed at commingled collection.
  • Doubled the number of recycling stations by reusing current receptacles.
  • 110% increase in tons collected.
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ARP Construction Recycling

  • As of December 2019 the ARP maintained a 95% waste diversion rate.
  • 300,000 tons of wasted recycled/reused.
  • 7,000 tons landfilled.
Water Resources
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Goal 4

Assist in the region's efforts to sustain its water resources for current and future generations.

83k gallons of glycol reclaimed by the Deicing Reclamation Plant in 2019
1.2b gallons of water saved through drought tolerant landscaping
6.5m reusable water bottles filled at filling stations
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Deicing Fluid Reclamation

  • Five designated deicing pads with 94.5 acres of deicing surface area.
  • Seven pumpstations and 5.5 miles of underground HDPE pipeline.
  • Deicing Reclamation Plant processed 3.8 million gallons of fluid and recovered 83,000 gallons of glycol in 2019.
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Drought Tolerant Landscaping

  • 75 million gallons of water saved annually since 2003 through drought tolerant and native plant landscaping.
  • 1.2 billion gallons saved in 17 years.
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Water Bottle Refill Stations

  • 6.5 million bottles filled and 1 million gallons of water dispensed.
  • 1,600 cubic yards of plastic diverted from our landfills.