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San José Mineta International Airport advances to Level 2

April 16, 2024

We are excited to announce that San José Mineta International Airport in the United States, has successfully upgraded to Level 2 Reduction within the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme.

Having joined the programme in 2022 and aiming to become carbon neutral by 2032, the airport has demonstrated effective carbon management practices, including target setting and a clear reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Operated by the City of San Jose, San José Mineta International Airport has embarked on several impactful initiatives to enhance its sustainability. The airport has replaced conventional lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting across its terminals. Additionally, it utilises advanced “smart” technologies, such as Building Management Systems (BMS), to optimise lighting and HVAC systems according to real-time needs, significantly reducing energy consumption.

Moreover, it has installed a 3.4-acre solar photovoltaic farm, generating 1.1 megawatts of electricity and contributing to the airport’s energy self-sufficiency. Furthering its commitment to decarbonisation, the airport has switched to San Jose Clean Energy, a clean energy supplier operated by the City of San José, ensuring that 86% of its electricity is carbon-free.

Find out more about CO2 reducing initiatives at San José Mineta International Airport here