Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport upgrades to level 3 ‘Optimisation’
March 6, 2020
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have once again been recognized, as the airport has received Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3 ‘Optimisation’ certification.
“Protecting the environment is a priority for YQB, and the organization is working constantly to ensure that its practices meet the highest environmental standards in the industry. YQB has established several environmental measures that have made Québec City’s airport one of the most energy-efficient in North America,” stated Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB. “This certification shows once again that our efforts to limit the emissions from our own energy use are paying off,” he added.
Thanks to numerous energy-saving measures in recent years, YQB has succeeded in reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 44% compared to 2016, even though the terminal has expanded by 60%. In order to achieve ACA Level 3 accreditation, YQB has engaged its stakeholders in its efforts to reduce GHG emissions. In the coming months, they will take part in an air emissions management committee that will prepare concerted actions to limit GHG production at the airport.
Only 17 airports in North America have reached level 3, and just 6 of those are in Canada. Learn more about YQB’s environmental stewardship here.