Symposium signals airport’s sustainability commitment

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has hosted a sustainability symposium, as part of its work to produce a sustainability action plan.

The half-day event, held at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), brought together more than 80 experts and industry professionals from aviation, aerospace and concessions as well as academics to hear from sustainability thought leaders.

The sustainability action plan is being designed to enhance LAWA’s approach to aviation sustainability. The ambitious plan will outline how LAWA can build on its existing sustainability program by introducing new, forward-thinking initiatives while expanding on proven steps. LAWA is also in the early stages of developing a comprehensive utility monitoring and resource management plan that will help identify even more areas for conservation.

Progressive policies put in place by LAWA in 2018 will shape the airport’s infrastructure in additional sustainable ways, including designing buildings to LEED Silver or higher. Those policies also apply to LAX’s multibillion-dollar modernization project, the largest public infrastructure investment in the history of Los Angeles.

“Los Angeles World Airports is taking bold action to do its part in the fight against climate change,” said Deborah Flint, CEO at LAWA. “We are adopting industry-leading policies to reduce our environmental impact and are making significant investments in renewable energy and electric vehicles. This symposium is a reflection of the importance of collaboration among academia, citizens and industry to realize LAX’s fullest potential as an industry-leading green airport.”

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