LAWA 2022 Sustainability Report Several project milestones were celebrated in 2022, including the rehabilitation of Runway 16L/34R at VNY, Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 3 certification for both LAX and VNY, the completion of the first major phase of the Delta Skyway at LAX (a collaboration between Delta and LAWA), and LEED Gold Certification of United Airlines’ LAX Technical Operations Center. LAWA’s success is credited to the dedication of our employees and tenants, as well as to our partnerships and support from local agencies, organizations, and business partners. I want to extend a special thank you to all our employees and partners who have helped LAWA reach our sustainability goals and milestones. As always, we appreciate our passengers’ and local communities’ continued support and involvement throughout the year. We will continue to be a leader in sustainable aviation, driving our efforts towards making our airports greener and ultimately carbon neutral by 2045. to LAX › Introduction of two major incentive programs for cleaner vehicles at LAX: the Zero and Near-Zero Emission Heavy Duty Vehicle Incentive Program and the Ground Service Equipment Incentive Program › Partnership with Cornell University to offer the first- of-its-kind Airport Hospitality Program to LAWA staff › Celebration of the first graduating class of the BuildLAX Academy, which helps small and local businesses compete for bidding opportunities with LAX contractors › Completion of a Pilot Best Management Practice (BMP) Study at LAX to assess the effectiveness of filters that remove pollutants to improve storm water quality › Donation of approximately 36.3 tons of food through the LAX Harvest Food Donation Program, which is twice the amount donated in 2018, as well as diversion of 139.4 tons of food at LAX through the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation’s Food Waste Recycling Program, a 71% increase over tons recycled in 2018 › Production of nearly two million kilowatt-hours of energy on the VNY campus through on-site solar As always, LAWA’s success is attributed to the dedication and hard work of our employees with the support of local agencies, organizations, and business partners. I am honored and thankful for the opportunity to work with such enthusiastic individuals and organizations that are dedicated to advancing sustainability at LAWA. Together, we will continue working hard towards the new sustainability goals and targets in the years to come, and ensure that LAWA remains a leader in sustainability and resiliency in the aviation industry.
Sustainability Report for our two airports—Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY) that has been developed
by our talented and dedicated team. Under Mayor Garcetti’s vision and leadership, LAWA continues to lead by example by making impactful changes to reduce and mitigate our carbon footprint, and manage our financial and operational practices in a sustainable manner, while also supporting the health and well- being of our employees, airport guests and those living in our surrounding communities. For LAWA, 2019 was a very special year as we set forth our bolder new vision for sustainability through the development of the Sustainability Action Plan (SAP): Boldly Moving to Zero. This new comprehensive sustainability plan lays out a roadmap with ambitious sustainability goals and targets for LAWA airports. Key targets set out in the Plan include: › Achieve carbon neutrality at LAX by 2045; › Attain 100 percent renewable electricity by 2045; › Eliminate potable water consumption for non- potable uses by 2045; and › Divert 50 percent of non-construction waste by 2035. While achieving these ambitious goals and targets will not be easy, LAWA has been building the foundation and pushing the envelope on sustainability actions in the aviation industry for over a decade. LAWA will continue seeking innovative technologies and solutions to lead the way in airport sustainability, and will continue to engage appropriate airlines, business partners and community organizations as we move forward. The SAP reaffirms LAWA’s commitment to setting the gold standard in sustainability for the people of Los Angeles and the world.
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Met 2023 goal of 20% zero emissions bus fleet Met 2025 goal of 25% waste diversion Received the first delivery of unleaded aviation fuel for general aviation aircraft at VNY Received first train car delivery for the Automated People Mover (APM) Updated LAWA’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchasing Policy requiring 25% EV sedan fleet by 2023 and 100% by December 2031 Achieved Envision Gold for the APM Established the LAX Residential Sound Insulation Program RSIP to provide sound insulation for approximately 2,385 eligible units in El Segundo and City of Los Angeles communities near LAX Increased the number of acres irrigated with reclaimed water to 66.8% of all landscaped areas at LAX Received two awards for the LAX Economy Parking Facility, recognizing its innovative and unique design for sustainable construction Held and sponsored 65 community and employee engagement events
I am pleased to share with you the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) 2022 Sustainability Report for Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The Report was developed by our Environmental Programs Division and summarizes LAWA’s continuous efforts to make sustainability foundational to LAWA’s culture. The focus of the 2022 Sustainability Report is to highlight our efforts to provide and enhance sustainability across all LAWA modes of transportation. It also highlights our achievements and updates our progress toward LAWA’s Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) targets developed in 2019. Key highlights of LAWA’s sustainability performance in 2022 include: Met 2025 goal of 15% reduction of energy use per passenger Increased Sustainable Aviation Fuel usage at LAX
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