Lambert Airport Awarded Missouri Governor’s Leader in Energy Award

Award Recognizes Environmental Management System and Multiple Sustainability Projects

September 8, 2016 | 2 min reading time

Lambert AirportLambert-St. Louis International Airport has been awarded the Governor’s Leader in Energy Award. The award was announced September 8 during Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s 2016 Conference on Economic Development in Kansas City.

The Governor’s Leader in Energy Award honors the Airport’s effort in developing a facility-wide Environmental Management System. Since the late 1980’s, Lambert has worked to develop and implement innovative long-term programs to achieve targeted sustainability goals in energy efficiency, alternative/renewable fuels use, and landfill diversion. In 2012, as part of its new Environmental Management System, Lambert adopted sustainable practices including a centralized waste/recycling system, food waste composting, construction material and equipment reuse and recycling, water conservation efforts and biodiversity policies, including the establishment of a 20-hive honey bee colony.

Currently, Lambert is saving more than $40,000 per month in avoided energy costs after its most recent energy efficiency upgrades at the airport. Additionally, more than 70 percent of its fleet is powered by alternative fuels. The Airport has also diverted more than 350,000 tons of solid waste from area landfills.

For more information:
Amy Susan, Communications Director
Missouri Department of Economic Development
573-522-5058
amy.susan@ded.mo.gov

Contact: Jeff Lea
Public Relations Manager
314-426-8125 office
314-795-2235 cell
jrlea@flystl.com

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the 31st busiest airport in the U.S. as ranked by Airports Council International-North America. Lambert served more than 12.7 million passengers in 2015. For more information on flights and services at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, log onto www.flystl.com. Facebook/flystl; Twitter:@flystl

 

  • Department:
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport
  • Topic:
    Airports

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