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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Sector: Government

Member Since: 2010


Serving a record 20 million passengers in 2015, San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers nonstop service to nearly 60 destinations in the continental U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico, and Canada. In operation since 1928, the airport has been managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority since 2003. The Airport Authority’s mission is to plan for and provide air transportation services to the region with safe, effective facilities that exceed customer expectations.

In the last five years, the Airport Authority has built a $316 million consolidated Rental Car Center and an $812 million expansion of Terminal 2, which added concession areas, enhanced check-in, and 10 new gates. Both capital projects integrated numerous “smart” technologies to support high-performance building operations and utility cost and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Supporting infrastructure also included a 12kV microgrid that distributes clean energy from a 5.5 MW solar energy system to power facilities and zero emission vehicles across the campus. The Airport Authority’s efforts are guided by a formal sustainability policy and strategic plans for energy and water resources.

Looking ahead, the next master-planning phase at SAN will identify the best way to replace the aging Terminal 1, and most importantly, it will enable the airport to meet passenger demand and ensure a sustainable enterprise into the future.


Related Links

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Website

San Diego Airport Sustainability Report

The Good Traveler Carbon Offset Program

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