Sustainability and Environmental

The City of Albuquerque Aviation Department will be increasingly sustainable with regard to natural resource conservation, economic strength and community contributions.

Sustainability Policy Statement

We will:

  • Establish and meet sustainability targets.
  • Continually improve our sustainability approach and results.
  • Make informed business decisions that incorporate sustainability factors.

Sustainability Priorities

Albuquerque’s unique environmental attributes have been significant factors in its establishment, growth and development. The Aviation Department will increase its emphasis on sustainability efforts to protect these resources through the following priorities.

  • The Department will achieve its transportation and economic mission in a manner that demonstrates responsible stewardship with a focus on water conservation, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and innovation.
  • As it implements proactive sustainable management and practices that continually improve the environment, the Department will contribute to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the City of Albuquerque and the region.
  • The Department will fully comply with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and other requirements and will exceed legal and regulatory standards where appropriate.
  • The Department will influence tenants to encourage active participation in the sustainability efforts.

Management Approach

The Aviation Department will actively approach environmental stewardship and sustainability using the following principles:

  • Establishing Environmental Goals and Targets: Using innovative technologies and best management practices, the Department will develop, monitor and regularly review specific activities and programs that improve environmental performance.
  • Achieving Continual Environmental Improvement: The Department will strive to continually reduce the impacts of operations so that it preserves and protects surrounding natural resources through cost effective energy use, recycling, water conservation, waste reduction, pollution prevention activities and procurement of green materials.
  • Using Sustainability in Business Decisions: The Department will seek to enhance the sustainability of its airports by incorporating sustainability into daily business decisions.

Sustainable Projects