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Nantucket Airport: Carbon Neutral?

posted Apr 20, 2013, 11:19 AM by EigenAnne   [ updated Apr 20, 2013, 11:26 AM ]
04/04/13  The Nantucket Memorial Airport has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Volpe National Transportation Center to receive aid in becoming the country's first ever carbon neutral airport.   Technical assistance amounting to over $600,000  will enable the airport to conduct a comprehensive energy audit, track greenhouse gases emissions, and implement a strategy to achieve carbon neutrality.   The airport's new terminal already uses a geo-thermal heating system, and, according to Town Manager Libby Gibson,  net carbon neutrality will be achieved through a combination of conservation, renewable  generation projects, and carbon reduction measures.   The resulting Energy Savings Performance Contract will guaranty the savings generated from energy improvements will pay for the project over the life of the contract.  Nantucket competed with five other towns for this distinction, and work on the initiative will commence in April 2013.  
Apr 20, 2013, 11:19 AM