Atlanta: New Sustainability Projects Announced

IASA: Nachhaltige Luftfahrt - Sustainable Aviation

Two new partners needed for new Energy Park and a Electric Shuttle Bus

Atlanta, March 15, 2016: As part of their ongoing efforts to create the most sustainable airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials today publicized two projects currently out to bid: “We plan to augment our sustainability program and incorporate it into everything we do at the Airport,” ATL General Manager Miguel Southwell said today. “Completing these two projects will put us on the path of being one of the most sustainable airports in the world.”

Green Acres ATL Energy Park: ATL released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to construct a state-of-the-art, onsite, composting and recycling facility. The successful applicant will lease up to 30 acres of land from the City of Atlanta to design, construct, finance, operate, and maintain the facility. The Green Acres ATL Energy Park will repurpose, reprocess, and/or recycle at least 90 percent of domestic municipal solid waste generated at ATL. The facility will also process chipped yard trimmings from the City’s Department of Public Works. The link for the Green Acres RFP can be found here: procurement.atlantaga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FC-8783-Green-Acres-ATL-Energy-Park-RFP-031416.pdf

Electric Shuttle Bus: ATL officials also announced an Invitation to Bid (ITB) to procure a 22-passenger, 40-foot electric shuttle bus. The bus must be zero-emission and capable of operating for 14 hours a day without interruption. It may be recharged through a conductive charging system. There is a possibility that a second bus may be obtained, as well. The link for more information about the Invitation to Bid for the shuttle bus can be found here: tinyurl.com/ATLElectricBusRFP

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport, serving more than 101 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct economic impact of $34.8 billion in metro Atlanta and a total direct economic impact of $70.9 billion in Georgia. The Airport is the largest employer in Georgia, with more than 63,000 employees. For more information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com.

Source: Atlanta International Airport