green gems legend renewable energy100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

Used for electrical power to all airport buildings through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice®, generated by wind turbines.

green gems legend water conservationWATER CONSERVATION

Over 35 million gallons of drinking water saved in 2017 by using reclaimed water.

green gems legend Thermal Energy StorageTHERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

Chilled water is stored during off-peak times for cooling the airport during peak afternoon hours, reducing electricity usage by 50%.

green gems legend solar panelsSOLAR PANELS

at the airport produce 152,900 kilowatt hours per year.

green gems legend alternative fuel stationsALTERNATIVE FUEL STATIONS

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has used alternative fuel in its airport parking shuttles since it opened in 1999. The airport offers propane and natural gas (CNG) to the general public as well as its airport vehicles.

green gems legend rain gardensRAIN GARDENS

Collect and treat precipitation run-off from Spirit of Austin roadway by allowing it to soak into the ground, supporting native vegetation in the rain gardens.

green gems legend electric charging stationsELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS

22 fast electric charging points power 42 electric aircraft support vehicles.  ABIA also has 22 public charging stations campus wide.

green gems legend recyclingRECYCLING

In 2017, 270 million lbs of materials were kept out of the landfill through airport recycling efforts.

green gems legend brush compostingBRUSH COMPOSTING

181,540 lbs. of airport brush and landscape materials were composted in 2017. This was transported to the local Dillo DirtTM processing facility.

green gems legend green hiltonGREEN HILTON

The Hilton Austin Airport Hotel is one of only three Green Seal certified hotels in Texas, having been awarded the Silver Level Achievement for Environmental Operational Commitment.

green gems legend leed certificationLEED CERTIFICATION

Taxi staging area and driver facility received “Gold” (GTSA LEED). East Infill and Rental Car Facility are both Leed “silver.”