Achieve Level 3+ Airport Carbon Accreditation at Love Field for carbon neutral operations and maintain accreditation for DFW and consider for Dallas Executive Airport.
The Airport Carbon Accreditation program is an international reporting framework that supports airports in consistently and transparently reducing their operational emissions. Dallas has already achieved Level 2 accreditation at Love Field after developing an airport operational carbon footprint (Level 1), and then setting and achieving carbon reduction targets (Level 2).
The City will include emissions from third-party operators (e.g., retail tenants, catering companies) in the carbon footprint, and engage with those operators to reduce their emissions. The City will also incorporate solar panels on airport garages, as feasible, and then acquire carbon offsets for any remaining emissions sources over which the airport has control to achieve Level 3+ accreditation. Dallas Fort Worth airport has already achieved a three-year Level 3+ accreditation through 2021, and the City will work with DFW to maintain this accreditation into the future. The City will also consider pursuing Airport Carbon Accreditation at Dallas Executive Airport.