Hartsfield-Jackson becomes first U.S. airport to achieve international energy-management certification
AECOM guides new ISO 50001:2011-certified energy management system for airport
LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2016) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, recently assisted Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) with the development and implementation of an energy management system (EnMS). After the completion of the project, ATL was recognized as the first U.S. airport to achieve ISO 50001:2011 certification — an internationally recognized voluntary standard that provides a systematic framework to manage energy performance and drive continual improvement.
AECOM worked with the Department of Aviation (DOA) Asset Management and Sustainability (AMS) division to ensure the standard requirements were met and understood across the organization, while the Georgia Institute of Technology Energy and Sustainability Services group (part of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute) provided technical expertise and ISO 50001 standard requirement interpretations.
“It was an honor to assist the DOA in implementing an internationally recognized energy management system to significantly cut energy usage at ATL, and we congratulate them on becoming the first airport in the U.S. to achieve the ISO 50001:2011 standard,” said Tina Houston, AECOM Atlanta, Georgia, client manager.
“We are proud to support ATL as it works to reduce per square foot purchase of energy by 20 percent from 2008 levels,” said Rebecca Quarno, AECOM project technical lead.
AECOM collaborated with the AMS implementation team to develop a framework that contained policies, procedures, processes and documented roles and responsibilities for DOA personnel, including assisting with developing an EnMS implementation action plan, providing oversight and coaching throughout the process and conducting an internal audit. Further, AECOM provided the DOA with an initial EnMS gap analysis evaluation and prepared a detailed action plan, as well as conducted an energy planning study and assisted with the design and development of the EnMS.
ATL achieved certification to the standard by a third party registrar in December 2015.
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