The Clean Airport Partnership (CAP) was established in 1998
and is the only not-for-profit corporation in the U.S. devoted exclusively
to improving environmental quality and energy efficiency at airports.
CAP believes that efficient airport operations and sound environmental
management go hand in hand. This approach can reduce costs and uncertainty
of environmental compliance, facilitate growth, while setting a visible
leadership example for communities and the nation.
the last several years, CAP’s primary focus has been upon
promoting energy efficiency at airports to reduce costs and improve
environmental quality; and implementation of the Green Airport Initiative
(GAI), which is a comprehensive, streamlined approach for helping
airports shrink their environmental footprint while creating a blueprint
for sustainable development. The GAI has been designed and implemented
with financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the Rockefeller Foundation, and
the U.S. Congress. Steps of the Initiative include: Documenting
environmental achievements, identifying new opportunities, securing
financial support, managing strategy implementation, monitoring
progress, and making continuous improvements.
To help keep
its costs low and provide the best possible value, CAP has assembled
a team of nationally recognized experts that it employs based upon
the specific needs of its clients. This includes companies and individuals
with special expertise in facilitation and conflict resolution,
land use and noise mitigation, air quality, water quality, building
efficiency, aircraft operations, ground transportation, and sustainable
development. In addition to providing technical and policy support,
CAP can also create processes for defining common ground between
diverse groups on contentious environmental issues.